Two suicide bombers detonated their devices at a university in northeastern Nigeria on Monday morning, killing several people.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of Nigeria tweeted that one of the explosions occurred at a staff mosque on the University of Maiduguri campus, while the second took place at an entrance gate on the university premises.
NEMA said that four people had been killed, including the two suicide bombers, and that 17 people were injured in the blasts.
Maiduguri is the birthplace of Boko Haram, the Islamist militant group that has wrought havoc in northeast Nigeria since taking up arms against the federal government in 2009. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has insisted that the country’s military has largely defeated Boko Haram, but the group continues to carry out sporadic attacks in Nigeria and neighboring countries in the Lake Chad region.
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SOURCE: Newsweek, Conor Gaffey