ABUJA, A female suicide bomber was confirmed dead after detonating explosive devices at a college in Nigeria’s central Niger State on Wednesday, security sources told Xinhua.
The bomber was the only dead casualty confirmed so far, but many students sustained various degrees of injury, said the sources.
The incident occurred at the Federal College of Education in Kontagora area of the central Nigerian state.
Provost of the college Nathaniel Daniel told reporters that the suspected bomber was burnt beyond recognition. He declined to give further details of the incident.
A staff of the college said the suspected bomber detonated the bomb near the college library.
Niger State police spokesman Ibrahim Gambari said the anti-bomb unit of the local security agency had been quickly deployed to the scene of the incident and that the area had been cordoned off. It is unclear if it was a perpetration of Boko Haram, a terror group known to have stiff opposition to Western education in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country.
Wednesday’s bomb attack occurred two days after a suicide bomber blew himself up on Monday, at a high school in northeastern Nigeria’s restive Yobe State, killing dozens of students and injuring more.
Thousands of people, including women and children, have been killed in the five-year insurgency of Boko Haram in Nigeria.
In April, Boko Haram abducted more than 200 girls from Chibok Town of northeast Borno State and still held them now.