Nigerian university builds 'a series of trenches' to repel Boko Haram

2017-06-27 13:51
File: AP

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Maiduguri – A Nigerian university in the northeastern city of Maiduguri is reportedly building a series of trenches to repel Boko Haram militants.

According to BBC, the trenches were "designed to make it impossible for the militants to drive into the university as well as making it harder for them to access the campus on foot".

The Borno state governor Kashim Shettima was financing the trench and had asked the Nigerian government for money to fund a permanent barrier, the report said.

In January, two bombs exploded at the University of Maiduguri, killing five people.

The first blast ripped through the mosque where professors were saying dawn prayers, while the second one went off at an entrance gate, witnesses said at the time. 

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