Suicide bombers kill 5 in Maduguri varsity, Buhari mourns

Suicide bombers kill 5 in Maduguri varsity, Buhari mourns
January 16 13:28 2017

In the midst of the euphoria about winning the batte against insurgents, suicide bombers struck again at the University of Maiduguri on Monday, killing five people and injuring about 18.

One of those killed was Aliyu Mani, a professor in the department of Vetrerinary Medicine.

Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in the school  at about 5am during Subhi prayers.

A message from the spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, AbdulKadir Ibrahim confirming the incident said, “Twin Blast from suicide bombers reported at University of Maiduguri. A mosque near Gate 1 and one other location around Gate 5 were targeted during the early hours of today . Rescue and security officials are on site, triage and causality evacuation concluded.

The incident occurred around 5am during Subhi prayer at the mosque. 3 people and 2 suicide bombers were confirmed dead (total of five)and 18 injured at the time of response

In a swift response, President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the terrorist attacks, desribing it as cowardly and criminal.

The President who had on Sunday called to praise Nigerian troops in the northeast for the progress made in fighting terrorists, expressed sympathy to the University Community, families of the victims and the government and people of Borno State.

“President Buhari believes that this appalling attack on a revered place of worship and Ivory Tower shows that the perpetrators have no true understanding of Islam, adding that their despicable acts of terrorism are cowardly, criminal, unjustifiable and punishable before God Almighty and the laws of the land.

The President reassures communities in Borno and others in the North eastern part of the country that his administration will continue to ensure that terrorism never triumphs over peace-loving Nigerians.

He reaffirms the need for Nigerians to remain more vigilant even as the security agencies continue to use all means at their disposal to combat the remnants of  insurgents and their sponsors,” a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina read in part.