Three male suicide bombers attacked the students’ hostel of the University of Maiduguri.
Borno Police Spokesman Victor Isuzu, confirmed the incident.
An eye witness account revealed that the suicide bombers attacked the new male hostel, Block A of the institution.
Some students say the attackers entered the hostel despite the trenches dug to build up the security of the school.
They say two of the bombers detonated their explosives and blew up themselves.
Access24 confirmed that the third suicide bomber was shot dead by security men while trying to flee the scene of the attack.
Correspondent Sani Adamu Musa reports that the command had sent additional personnel to increase security at the university.