Twin bomb explosions, in the early hours of today, occurred at the University of Maiduguri campus killing several people among whom are a professor and four others.
However, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack though it is believed to have been carried out by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Monday’s explosion is the first major onslaught on the university since the insurgency began over seven years ago.
Borno State police spokesman, Victor Isuku, had confirmed the explosions but could not provide details when the news broke.
A source within the university said the first blast occurred at a mosque within the staff quarters at the time muslim worshippers were busy concluding the early morning prayer.
The second attack was said to have happened very close to the university’s 5th gate usually used by pedestrians.
According to a female student, whose names are withheld for security reasons, her father was just lucky to have stepped out of the mosque before it went off.
“But many of his colleagues like Professor Mani and other senior staffers have either been killed or badly injured. When we tried going to scene of the blast, everywhere was covered with shredded human flesh and blood. Most of the bodies are being taken to the Teaching hospital while others were rushed to the school clinic,” she said.
Soldiers are understood to have since taken over the scenes.
Meanwhile, eyewitnesses say the mosque was completely destroyed.