A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber, who tried to gain entry into the University of Maiduguri through the Department of Works around 11pm last night was shot dead by troops stationed at the school.

The incident was confirmed to journalists by the school’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Tanko Ahmed.

According to Mr Ahmed, the suicide bomber had already entered the university through the back gate
at about 11:00 pm, before being gunned down by a vigilant soldier.

He said the Works Department where the incident occurred, has been cordoned off by security agents to render the area safe.

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