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By Concise News Correspondents

A professor and three other persons are reported to have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on the senior staff quarters of the University of Maiduguri on Monday.

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The Commissioner of Police in Borno State (CP), Damian Chukwu, confirmed the incident to news men in Maiduguri.

Chukwu was reported to have said that 15 persons, who sustained various degrees of injuries, were rushed to hospital.

Police commissioner explains how it happened

“At about 5:45 a.m. a mobile police officer who is on duty sighted a suicide bomber who was trying to scale the fence at gate five of the university.

”Suspicious of his movement, the mobile police officer instantly gunned him down and his bomb exploded and killed him instantly.

“The second suicide bomber, a seven year-old, detonated the second explosive at the senior staff quarters mosque in the university where a professor, and four persons were killed and 15 persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the hospital,” said Chukwu.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Alhaji Satomi Ahmed, disclosed that one of the victims was Prof. Aliyu Usman Mani, the Director of Veterinary of the University.

”All I can appeal to the people is to be vigilant and ensure proper watch because, like we have said, the insurgents are in disarray and employing any tactic to cause havoc.

“The people must be vigilant at all time,” Satomi was quoted to have said.

The bombed mosque
The bombed mosque