A bomb has exploded at the mosque of the University of Maiduguri, Borno state.
According to Sahara Reporters, many people are feared dead.
The tragic incident occurred in the morning on Monday, January 16.
While the number of those feared dead and those injured has not been confirmed, there is suspicion that this was caused by Boko Haram terrorists.
Some students and members of staff had gone to mosque for early morning prayers when the bomb exploded.
Security operatives have been mobilised to the scene of the explosion .
The National Emergency Management Authority also confirmed the bomb attack and said rescue operation is ongoing.
Among those suspected dead is a professor while 5 other students were killed. About 20 other persons are injured and are being attended to.
Professor Aliyu Mani until his death served as the director of Veterinary Services at the institution.