Eyewitnesses, Police: How 16 died in Borno multiple bomb attacks

27 June, 2017, 14:23 | Author: Clint Gray
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Borno police said a male suicide bomber killed a security guard after entering the University of Maiduguri, near the city centre at 2120 GMT on Sunday.

"One of the injured security personnel a female known as Becky Edubi later died at the hospital. The forth female suicide bomber was arrested that same night, but she died as a result of injuries she had sustained", Chukwu said.

He said several female officers were abducted‎ during Boko Haram attack on a joint police/military convoy near Maiduguri on June 20.

"Two of the suicide bombers detonated explosives on their bodies in two different residential buildings killing eight persons and injuring 11 others".

He said: "EOD/SARS and patrol teams were mobilised to the scenes", disclosing that: "The dead and injured were evacuated to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital".

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The University, whose boundaries are about 27 kilometres long, has remained unfenced since its establishment.

Shekau, holding a chewing stick (miswak) instead of a microphone, takes credit for the attack and in his usual manner, chides Nigerian security officials for lying that Boko Haram has been defeated.

"We have to commend President Muhammadu Buhari and the military for their efforts in fighting the Boko Haram insurgents".

On Saturday, May 13, luck ran out of three suicide bombers who were killed when they attempted to get access into the university through the Department of Works premises‎.

A statement by his spokesman, Isa Umar Gusau said the governor had two weeks ago mobilized caterpillars to start the digging as a way of responding to previous attacks.

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"Pentioners have gotten their pay, the Civilian JTF members were also paid cash on Friday", he said. Aliyu Shugaba, said the institution needed N2.8 billion to enable it fund the erection of perimeter fence to close up the exposed area.

"We were literally attacked by the insurgents from different angles", the governor told his audience.

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) said that 23 states of the federation now owed local government workers arrears of salaries ranging from one to 16 months.

The footage shows only still images of the abducted women, but no video.

There has been a dramatic upsurge in violence in Maiduguri in recent months.

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He also said troops had killed 162 fighters and destroyed six vehicles along with numerous motorcycles often favoured by the group in their raids.


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