Two bombs went off at the University of Maiduguri campus , Borno State , on Thursday night and the early hours of Friday when students were in their hostels.
President of the school ’s Students Union Government, Abu Babati , while confirming the attack to journalists , said that the first bomb exploded at about 10 . 50 pm on Thursday while the second went off at about 12 : 00 am Friday.
The first explosion, Babati explained , occurred around the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine where the bomber hurriedly detonated his Improvised Explosive Device vest after being accosted and shot at by soldiers stationed within the university .
He said that the second explosion took place around BOT Hostel accommodating females .
Another student of the institution, Yusuf Ibrahim , further revealed that a security man attached to the female hostel was killed during the attack.
But in a statement , Public Relations Officer of the Borno State Police Command , Victor Isuku , said that the attack was foiled by security agents , claiming that nobody apart from the suicide bombers died.
“ On May 18 , 2017 at about 23 : 50 hrs , three male suicide bombers with IEDs strapped to their bodies gained entry into the premises of the University of Maiduguri . In an attempt to enter the female hostels , they were intercepted by security operatives .
“ One of the bombers hurriedly detonated his IED vest, killing himself instantly . The other two bombers detonated theirs near a construction site also within the proximity of the university premises , killing themselves alone .”