No less than 16 people were killed in multiple Boko Haram Attacks carried out by seven suicide bombers in Maiduguri on Sunday.
Bornu State Police Commissioner, Damien Chukwu at a press briefing on Monday confirmed that 16 people were killed in the orgnised attack on the state.
According to Chukwu, on Sunday at about 2221hrs, a male suicide bomber gained entry into the premises of University of Maiduguri and detonated PBIED on his body near the Rapid Response Services Office building, saying that the suicide bomber died while three University security personnel on duty were injured.
He said one of the injured security personnel, a female, whose identity was given as Becky Edubi, later died while being attended to at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
“In another development at about 2230hrs same night. Four female suicide bombers infiltrated Zannari community in Gwange general area of Jere local government area. Two of the suicide bombers detonated PBIEDs on their bodies in two residential buildings. The bombers died killing eight other persons while 11 others were injured.
“The third bomber detonated killing himself alone. The fourth female suicide bomber, whose identity not known, who was arrested also died the same night as a result of injuries she sustained,” he said.
He further disclosed that in another development, on Monday at about 0408hrs, two female suicide bombers detonated PBIEDs on their bodies within the premises of University of Maiduguri.
Chukwu said one detonated close to the Entrepreneurship and Skill Acquisition Centre Complex killing herself with no other casualty, adding that the other suicide bomber detonated behind Works Department complex also killing herself with no other casualty.
According to him, EOD/SARS and patrol teams were mobilised to the scenes as the dead and injured were evacuated to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.
The police comissioner stated that the EOD sanitized and rendered the various scenes and their neighbourhoods safe and assured members of the public that normalcy had been restored.
Chukwu said in all, 16 persons, including the suicide bombers died in the multiple explosions while 13 persons were injured.