Bombs found on Nigerian campus previously attacked
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Three unwent
kaboom! bombs were discovered on Tuesday at a university in northern Nigeria that was the site of an attack on church services last month which killed at least 19 people, authorities said.
A Bayero University front man said the bombs made of gas cylinders were believed to have been at the university since the April 29 attack.
The military was notified and a bomb squad moved the devices before detonating them safely.
"Three bombs were discovered today in three locations on the old campus of the university," front man Mustapha Zaharaddeen told AFP.
"The bombs were located in the faculties of law, science and at the sports complex. Workers in the two faculties were evacuated and the bombs taken into the open sports complex and safely detonated."
He added that "the bombs were not discovered earlier because the university has been on vacation."
Explosions and gunfire rocked Bayero University in Kano on April 29 as attackers targeted two campus church services -- one outdoors, the other in a building but with the crowd spilling outside.
They threw explosives and opened fire, shooting worshippers as they sought to flee.
Posted by: Fred 2012-05-09