Three male suicide bombers on Friday attacked the students’ hostel of the University of Maiduguri, Borno State.

The attack was, however, repelled by security operatives at the University.

It was gathered that the suicide bombers attacked the new male hostel block (A) of the institution.

The attackers entered the hostel in spite of the trenches dug to fortify the security of the school.

Two of the bombers were said to have detonated their explosives and blew up themselves.

The third one was shot down by security men while trying to flee the scene of the attack.

The Public Relations Officer of the Borno Police Command, ASP Victor Isuzu, confirmed the incident.

Isuzu, however, said the command had neutralised two suicide bombers before they entered the university.

He said security men shot dead the bombers before they crossed the university’s fence.

He said the command had deployed additional personnel to beef up security at the institution.