A Boko Haram suicide bomber, who tried to gain entry into the University of Maiduguri through the works department was on Sunday shot dead by troops stationed in the school.

The public relations officer of the school , Mr Tanko Ahmed confirmed the incidence to newsmen. According toMr. Ahmed, the suicide bomber had already entered the University through the back gate around 11pm Sunday night before being gunned down by a vigilant soldier.

He said the works department where the incident occurred have been cordoned off by security agents to render the area safe. The area have been cordoned off by security agents.

Recall that the university has been lately attacked by the terrorist group, one of such attacks being at a mosque in the school.

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