Reports from Potiskum Yobe State said a suicide bomber was killed while at least 7 others were injured in an attack launched against College of Administrative and Business Studies in the town.
A man armed with an AK 47 rifle as well as Improvised Explosive Device (IED) arrived at the gate of the college in the morning and began shooting at random.Students and lecturers were believed to be victims of the attack.
Those who witnessed the incident said as the ammunition of the attacker seemed to be running out, he detonated the IED he was carrying, thus killing himself.
Friday’s attack seemed like a typical Boko Harama incident but no one has claimed responsibility for this.
The group has been notorious in attacking schools and market places and public institutions in Yobe and Borno states.
But the Nigerian military said it has routed the group from most of its camps in Adamawa , Borno and Yobe.Over 500 women and children have been rescued from Sambisa forests on the heels of renewed, strategic air and land assaults on the insurgents.
Despite the military successes of late, Friday’s attack implies that a lot of work still needs to be done by the outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan who has pledged to hand over a Boko Haram -free Nigeria to his successor.
And for the President- elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, it could also be a warning sign that he has to place the issue of security on the frontburner as he has always said.