UPDATED: Boko Haram hits mosque in Bornu

A bomb went off inside a mosque in the University Of Maiduguri, killing a professor and four others, while 20 persons were injured.

A male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Maiduguri, (UNIMAID), Borno State.

The victim was Prof. Aliyu Usman Mani.

According to Alhaji Satomi Ahmed, the Chairman of State Emergency Management Agency(SEMA), the late prof. was the Director of Veterinary of the University, according to

The Commissioner of Police (CP), Damian Chukwu, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Maiduguri.

Chukwu said that 15 persons, who sustained various degrees of injuries were rushed to the hospital.

“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.

“The man was trying to scale the fence at Gate Five of the university.

“Suspicious of his movement, the mobile police officer instantly gunned him down and his bomb exploded and slew him instantly.

“The second suicide bomber was a seven-year-old boy.

“It was the boy that detonated the second explosive at the senior staff quarters mosque in the university. where a

“It was his explosive that slew the professor and four persons. were killed and 15 persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the

“15 persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to the hospital,” said Chukwu.

Chairman State Emergency Management Agency, Alhaji Satomi Ahmed said; “All I can say is to appeal to the people to be vigilant.

“People must ensure proper watch because, like we have said, the insurgents are in disarray and employing any tactic to cause havoc.

“The people must be vigilant at all time,” said Satomi. (NAN)