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. Source: Daily Post

Bomb explosions occurred at the mosque of the University of Maiduguri during the fajir prayer at about 6.30am today.

A Professor and two others were killed in the blast, while 15 others were said to have been rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.

‎The first suicide bomb attack occurred at the gate one mosque, while another went off at the entrance to gate five while Muslim faithful were going for the early morning prayers.

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday described perpetrators of the terrorist attack at the mosque in University of Maiduguri, UNIMAID, as cowards who have no understanding of Islam.

Reacting to the attack, Buhari in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina said the unjustifiable act of the terrorists was punishable before God Almighty and the laws of the land.

Buhari expressed his heartfelt condolences to the University Community, families of the victims, the government and people of Borno State.

The President reassured communities in Borno and other parts of the North eastern part of the country that his administration will continue to ensure that terrorism never triumph over peace-loving Nigerians.

The statement reads, “President Muhammadu Buhari strongly condemns the terrorist attack Monday morning at a mosque in the University of Maiduguri.

The President expresses sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the university community, families of the victims and the government and people of Borno State.

“President Buhari believes that this appalling attack on a revered place of worship and Ivory Tower shows that the perpetrators have no true understanding of Islam, adding that their despicable acts of terrorism are cowardly, criminal, unjustifiable and punishable before God Almighty and the laws of the land.

“The President reassures communities in Borno and others in the North eastern part of the country that his administration will continue to ensure that terrorism never triumphs over peace-loving Nigerians.

“He reaffirms the need for Nigerians to remain more vigilant even as the security agencies continue to use all means at their disposal to combat the remnants of insurgents and their sponsors.

“President Buhari wishes those injured in the attack a speedy and full recovery, and comfort for families of the dead.”

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