A soldier has shot dead a Boko Haram bomber who attempted to infiltrate University of Maiduguri through the works department on Sunday, April 9.

The Punch reports that the bomber entered the University through the back gate with the aim of penetrating the school before being gunned down dead by a vigilant soldier.

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Nebuz learnt that public relations officer of the school, Mr Tanko Ahmed, also confirmed the botched attack on the institution. The spokesperson said the incident occurred around 11pm on Sunday night, April 9. He said the works department where the incident occurred has been cordoned off by security agents to render the area safe.

Nebuz recalls that this will be the second a bomber will be attacking University of Maiduguri after the first attack in January that claimed the life of a professor of veterinary medicine and four others. In another incident, some gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram Islamist, on Saturday, April 8, opened fire at private and commercial vehicles along the Maiduguri-Damboa road.

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It was reported that the vehicles that were attacked were those going to southern part of Borno state from Maiduguri, the capital. According to Daily Trust, shortly before taking off, some gunmen suddenly appeared and shot sporadically, killing scores and injuring many.