Sequel to the reported twin bombing of the University of Maiduguri on Monday (yesterday), January 16, here.
It is now well understood that one of the suicide bombers who carried out the attacks was a seven-year-old boy, reports say.
The young boy is said to have detonated his bomb at the Senior Staff Quarters of the university, killing a professor and four others in the process.
15 other people were said to have been injured in the course of the explosions.
“At about 5:45 a.m. a mobile police officer who is on duty sighted a suicide bomber who was trying to scale the fence at Gate Five of the university,” Commissioner of Police in Borno, Damian Chukwu said.
“The second suicide bomber, a seven year-old detonated the second explosive at the senior staff quarters mosque in the university where a professor, and four persons were killed and 15 persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the hospital,” he added.
The late professor has been identified as the Director of Veterinary Medicine of the University, Aliyu Usman Mani.