The incident, which occurred at about 1:30am, came ahead of the 2017 University Matriculation Examination (UME) scheduled to be held in the university.
Senate President Bukola Saraki and top government officials were also being expected to grace the wedding Fatiha of the daughter of Senator Abubakar Kyari (Borno North) in Maiduguri, yesterday.
According to the state Police Command Police Public Relations Officer, Victor Isuku, the suicide three bombers involved in the attack hurriedly detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and a university security personnel in the process, while a soldier was reported injured in the explosion, and is currently receiving treatment at university of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).
He said: “In the early hours of today, at about 0130 of 13/5/2017, three male suicide bombers gained entry into the premises of University of Maiduguri and advanced towards the mechanical workshop of the university.
“They were intercepted by the university security personnel and soldiers on duty. In an attempt to apprehend them, the suicide bombers hurriedly detonated IEDs strapped to their bodies, killing themselves and a university security personnel in the process. A soldier was reported injured in the explosion, and is currently receiving treatment at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH).
“The Command’s EOD teams were dispatched to sanitize the scene and vicinity of the campus for general safety. While normalcy has since been restored”.