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7-year-old Suicide Bomber Kills UNIMAID Professor, 4 Others



Scene of a Bomb Blast on Monday (16/1/17) where a professor and four other persons were killed when a seven-year-old male suicide bomber detonated his explosive at the senior staff quarters of the University of Maiduguri in Borno. 15 persons who sustained various degrees of injuries have been rushed to the hospital.

A professor and four other persons were killed today when a male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), Borno State.

Satomi Ahmed, the Chairman of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) identified the professor as Aliyu Usman Mani, the Director of Veterinary in the University.

“All I can say is to appeal to the people to be vigilant and 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,” Satomi said.

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 hospital.

“At about 5:45AM 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. Suspicious of his movement, the mobile police officer instantly gunned him down and his bomb exploded and killed him instantly.”

“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,” Chukwu said.

Photo Credit: Hamza Suleiman/NAN


  1. honey omo lekki

    January 16, 2017 at 10:59 am

    How heartless can people be? How on earth can you use a 7 yr old as a suicide bomber. You have decided to be an agent of the devil, why decide for a 7yr old?

    This is mortifying.

  2. Sevenade

    January 16, 2017 at 11:29 am

    That’s my alma mater. This is a last-ditch attempt by Boko Haram to bring this great university to its knees, but they won’t succeed.

  3. Dee

    January 16, 2017 at 11:30 am

    So tragic….

  4. Mo'Diva

    January 16, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Very tragic

  5. nnenne

    January 16, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    What do Boko Haram really want ?
    The international community said poverty is the reason they emerged ( As if other parts of their country are not poor)
    Buhari and his wife have dedicated their regime to the North East , to the detriment of the south East and other parts of Nigeria.
    So, why is Boko Haram still attacking and bombing?
    Sad. RIP to the dead.

  6. nnenne

    January 16, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Auto correct.! Meant…..other parts of the country…

  7. Ileri

    February 27, 2017 at 9:50 am

    What scares me is how soon Nigeria will “move on” from this chilling news. These killings must never be okay. It’s not normal. It must never be,

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