UPDATE: A Professor And Many Others Die In Uni Maiduguri Mosque Blast

A bomb explosion believed to have been carried out by extremist group, Boko Haram went off Monday morning inside a crowded mosque at the University of Maiduguri. The explosion has left several people feared killed or injured, Sahara Reporters reports.

According to information reaching us from the Vanguard, a resident of the institution who simply gave his name as Mallam Umar Ibrahim reportedly said. “The two female suicide bombers entered the varsity through Gates 4 and 5. The explosives went up and hit two mosques at 5.15am and 5.35am simultaneously on Monday”.

Two professors are reportedly among the casualties recorded in the attack. The university’s Public Relations Officer, Mallam Ahmed Mohammed also confirmed the incident, but is reported to have said he is not sure of the number of casualties yet.

Sadly this attack is coming only hours after the release of 257 Boko Haram suspects to the Borno state governor as part of events marking the Armed Forces Remembrance day 2017.

The Boko Haram sect has carried out a terror campaign in the country’s North East for over 7 years, resulting in the killing of thousands of people. Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, was where the sect started its attacks.

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