The management of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) has announced the postponement of all examinations originally scheduled to take place on Monday, in the aftermath of the suicide bombing attack that rocked the institution in the early hours of the day.
The postponement was made known in a statement signed by the Director, Senate and Academic matters of the university, Filibus Yamta Mshelia and made available to Channelstv.
Mshelia said the management’s action, followed the prevailing security situation in the campus.
In the notice, examinations are however expected to resume on Tuesday, January 17.
The statement read: “The University management has directed that all examinations scheduled to hold on Monday 16th January 2017, has been postponed to a later date.
“Examinations will resume as scheduled on Tuesday 17th January 2017.”
In the meantime, the management has also urged students to remain calm and vigilant.
A male suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the Senior Staff Quarters of the University of Maiduguri, (UNIMAID), Borno State this morning, killing five persons including a professor.
The professor who was killed was identified as Prof. Aliyu Usman Mani, the Director of Veterinary of the University, according to Alhaji Satomi Ahmed, the Chairman of State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA).
Police has also foiled another attempt by a suicide bomber at Gate 5 of the university.
The Police Commissioner, Damian Chukwu, said the bomb vest detonated, killing only the bearer.