He was assigned to kill as many people as possible when he detonates the explosives.

He has taken position already at the spot waiting for the right time to strike but Karma struck instead.

A suspected suicide bomber killed himself after a failed attack at the University of Maiduguri on Saturday.

Victor Isuku the spokesman for the command stated this in a statement in Maiduguri.

“Today at about 10:00hours, a lone male suicide bomber detonated explosive strapped to his body.

“The bomber had taken cover in a ditch within the neighbourhood of the University of Maiduguri Children Secondary School, at the eastern end of the campus.

“The bomber sighted security personnel coming towards the direction of his hiding place and hurriedly detonated his explosive, killing him only,” Isuku said.

He said that the police had already cordoned off the place and rendered it safe.

“Police anti-bomb team were promptly dispatched to the scene to sanitize and render the area safe. Normalcy has since been restored,” he said.

Three male suspected suicide bombers died after a failed attack at the university’female hostel on Thursday night.