7-year-old Boy Identified As Suicide Bomber In Maiduguri Attack

An attack on the University of Maiduguri, Borno state which led to the death of four people including a university professor rocked Nigeria on Monday morning. The latest attack come despite claims by the Federal government that the fundamentalist group has been defeated by the Army.

The attack was carried out by two suicide bombers who struck when  when some students and members of staff were observing their Fajr prayers.

The Borno state police command has now claimed that one of the two suicide bomber was a seven-year-old boy but his identity has not been revealed. A statement from the police command claimed;

“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,”

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