Nigeria: Twin bomb blasts leave two dead at Maiduguri University

Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) – Two twin bomb blasts on Monday at the University of Maiduguri, the epicenter of Boko Haram terrorism in northeast Nigeria, have left two people dead.

Officials from the Nigerian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Borno State Emergency Management Agency (BOSEMA) confirmed the evacuation of the bodies of a Professor and a child. The bodies of the two suicide bombers were also recovered.

While doctors confirmed the death of the two people, in addition to the two bombers, 17 other victims who sustained injuries are being treated at the nearby University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).

The first bomb exploded in a mosque near Gate 1 while the other explosion occurred around Gate 5 of the university. The incident occurred during early morning Islamic prayers, Subhi, around 5 am (0400 GMT).

Rescue and security officials have cordoned off the areas while triage and casualty evacuation have been concluded.  

Though no group has claimed responsibility, the bombings are believed to have been masterminded by the Boko Haram terrorist group.
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16 janvier 2017 09:49:08

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