A suicide bomber who attempted to infiltrate University of Maiduguri through the Works Department was on Sunday shot dead by troops stationed in the school.

The suicide bomber, it was gathered, entered the university through the back gate with the aim of penetrating the school before being gunned down by a vigilant soldier.

Confirming the incident, the public relations officer of the school, Mr Tanko Ahmed, said the incident occurred around 11pm on Sunday.

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

“The area has been cordoned off by security agents as the students move about their various activities,” Ahmed said.

The Sunday incident was the second time suicide bomber targeted University of Maiduguri after the first attack in January that claimed the life of a professor of Veterinary Medicine and four others.

Source:Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper