Joint security operatives deployed to the University of Maiduguri, on Thursday, foiled an attempt by two male suicide bombers to wreak havoc at the institution. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Mr. Victor Isuku, spokesman of the Borno State Police Command.
According to the statement, the two suicide bombers were spotted at about 9.50pm along the parapet behind the university by the joint security operatives deployed to the university.
One of the suicide bombers, said the statement, was shot dead, while the second hurriedly detonated an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) strapped to his body, killing himself to avoid being captured alive.
A team from the Police Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) was subsequently drafted to sanitize the scene and its environs as well as ensure the return of normalcy.
The Borno State Police Command recently deployed a full unit of Police Military Force personnel as well as guard and sniffer dogs to the university to complement the security personnel presence there.
The move, added the statement, has begun to yield results, notably by preventing terrorists' attempts to inflict violence on the university and its environs.
Terrorists have recently targeted the university, leaving behind a considerable number of casualties in deaths and injuries.