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Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by BlackPikiN(m): 1:18am On Apr 27, 2012
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Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing
Posted: April 27, 2012 - 00:51
Campus of Gombe University
By SaharaReporters, New York

SaharaReporters just learnt that a series of explosions rocked the campus of Gombe State University late this evening (Nigerian time).



A source who lives close to the university told SaharaReporters that the explosions occurred around 8 p.m. (Nigerian time), adding that the explosions appeared to be at or near the university’s administrative block.



“The explosions happened around 8 p.m. And immediately students started running out of the classes where they were studying, and those in hostels followed suit,” said our source.



The source added that the explosions were followed by incessant gunfire that lasted for more than 30 minutes.



“The gun battle has now ceased, but nobody can really whether there were any casualties. Still, the source said the ferocity of the explosions as well as the heavy gun fight led him to believe there must be casualty.



The source added that many students, lecturers and staff of the university were now trapped outside the campus, and were unlikely to return until the nature of the explosions is ascertained.



“There is heavy tension even among those of us living near the university,” said the source, adding that he and many of his neighbors “will be sleeping with one eye open until we get the details of what happened.



The explosions at Gombe State University came on a day that suspected Boko Haram militants launched attacks at buildings housing newspaper offices in Kaduna and Abuja.



Our correspondent was unable to reach any police or security authorities to comment on the explosions.

http://saharareporters.com/news-page/explosions-gombe-state-university-send-lecturers-students-fleeing
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by strangerf: 1:22am On Apr 27, 2012
Its not as if they were learning anything anyway.

Gombe state University . . . we wont miss them.
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by pDude(m): 2:16am On Apr 27, 2012
Wow!!!

Bombs here and there! Naija, what have you become? Kai!! Thank God I finally left that hellhole last week.
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by Beaf: 3:23am On Apr 27, 2012
May God see the students and lecturers safely through this ordeal.
Boko haram has started going after the softest targets. A sure sign of defeat and desperation.
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by strangerf: 3:46am On Apr 27, 2012
^^^Beware, we may come after you
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by Beaf: 3:58am On Apr 27, 2012
strangerf: ^^^Beware, we may come after you
Lol!
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by edoyad(m): 5:44am On Apr 27, 2012
Beaf: May God see the students and lecturers safely through this ordeal.
Boko haram has started going after the softest targets. A sure sign of defeat and desperation.

Their cowardice is baffling. I mean these guys are supposed to be Fighters.
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by ArQueBusieR(m): 8:02am On Apr 27, 2012
edoyad:

Their cowardice is baffling. I mean these guys are supposed to be Fighters.
Terrorists are always cowards: They kill the helpless, and hug the civilian population.
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by haka_nai(m): 10:14am On Apr 27, 2012
strangerf: Its not as if they were learning anything anyway.

Gombe state University . . . we wont miss them.

Look at this daft comment from a supposedly educated chap!!!! angry angry angry angry
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by haka_nai(m): 10:16am On Apr 27, 2012
Beaf: May God see the students and lecturers safely through this ordeal.
Boko haram has started going after the softest targets. A sure sign of defeat and desperation.

Amin!!!
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by haka_nai(m): 10:18am On Apr 27, 2012
ArQueBusieR:
Terrorists are always cowards: They kill the helpless, and hug the civilian population.

^^^^ you can say that again !!! undecided undecided undecided undecided
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by mizne1: 10:39am On Apr 27, 2012
haka_nai:

^^^^ you can say that again !!! undecided undecided undecided undecided
Silly
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by Excelboi(m): 10:47am On Apr 27, 2012
strangerf: Its not as if they were learning anything anyway.

Gombe state University . . . we wont miss them.
you re one hell of a clown.... Hehehehe
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by OAM4J: 12:39am On Apr 28, 2012
Explosion rocks Gombe State University
On April 27, 2012 · In News
6:13 pm
Email2

By John Bulus
Explosion yesterday rocked the Administrative block of the Gombe State University, Gombe prompting a colossal destruction of both the building and many valuable items in the building.

The block also houses the Senate, Council Chambers as well as the office of the Vice Chancellor of the University.



According to sources from the University, the incident occurred at about 8:30, Thursday night when workers and staff had closed and left office.

Though there were no human casualties, the items in the office which included chairs, tables and sensitive documents were burnt by the fire that ensued in the explosion.

Some students of the University who spoke to Vanguard said sporadic gunshots around the senate building and the second gate of the University preceded the explosion.

The incident caused unusual panic and resulted to an immediate mass exodus of the many students who fled the school on the heels of the explosion.

A fleeing female remedial student who craved for anonymity told this reporter that running home for safety in the company of other students that night was not easy as they took a great risky flagging down a vehicle whose driver they did not know to take them home.



The Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Abdualhi Mahdi responding to a question from Vanguard said that “there is nothing that I know about it. Just as you are seeing it, is the way I saw it too. It happened yesterday night. So I wouldn’t know what actually happened”.

On whether there were casualties, the VC said “no, there were no casualties. Not a single person. It happened at night when everybody must have left”.

Professor Mahdi whose office was in the building read no meanings into the explosion as whether he was the target. He said that the fire which started on the outside roof of the building would have been extinguished if fire fighters were readily available.

His office particularly got lucky as the fire didn’t get inside. But the windows of his office were shattered by the vibration of the explosion on the building.

Meanwhile, the State Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo has visited the scene to ascertain the level of damage. He later told the Press that the perpetrators of the act are not to be fished out by the security agencies who are currently investigating the incident.

Governor Dankwambo inspected the explosion site with his Deputy, Mr. Thainda Jason Rubainu, the Speaker of the State Assembly, Rt. Hon. Inuwa Garba, the State Commissioner of Police, the Commandant of the 301 Artillery Regiment in the state and a host of other government functionaries.

It could be recalled that Gombe State has witnessed serial bombings and explosions since the beginning of the year.

While many said that there has been speculation about an imminent attack on the University, it is not clear if the yesterday explosion was part of the attack.

It is also not known whether the university which has scheduled Monday for the commencement of its first semester exams will continue go ahead with the date.

No arrest has been made of the attack yet just as the security agencies including the Police have intensified patrol and increased surveillance especially in the state capital.

http://www.vanguardngr.com/2012/04/explosion-rocks-gombe-state-university/
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by matrixme(m): 8:43am On Apr 28, 2012
This holy war really sucks!
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by OmawumiMegbele(m): 8:52am On Apr 28, 2012
embarassed
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by kayusfit(m): 8:53am On Apr 28, 2012
GEJ should have been impeached and sent to hague for crimes against humanity. His cowardice is costing innocent lives while he sits on patience butt licking her smelly pushy. Bunch of Niger delta fools. I wish Tinubu was president
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by Nobody: 9:04am On Apr 28, 2012
kayusfit: GEJ should have been impeached and sent to hague for crimes against humanity. His cowardice is costing innocent lives while he sits on patience butt licking her smelly pushy. Bunch of Niger delta fools. I wish Tinubu was president
You are a fool!
Do you think the rest of Nigeria is ready, for the kind of strangehold tinubu has on SW.
What does he has to offer?
You better enjoy tinubu alone in your dilapidated SW.
Crazy people.
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by nedu213(m): 9:13am On Apr 28, 2012
Can't FG launch a MANHUNT to fish out dat bastard called shekau using YouyTube yet tellin us western education is a sin? Frankly I bliv FG can I'd dis ppl behind all diz explosions bt is simply like a dog dat can BARK bt cnt BITE.
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by purefella(m): 9:16am On Apr 28, 2012
Dis kind of news i hear all the time always makes me get tired of this planet

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Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by abuameh: 9:19am On Apr 28, 2012
Holly war begins with d conquering of 1s self not 2 do evil, i.e killing of ppl of wateva faith dey bliv in,and destruction of properties. So let me say it point black, ISLAM encourages peace not terrorism. But som muslims hide under d guise of ISLAM 2 perpetrate deir malicious selfish heart desires. Jonathan has 2 act as obama did 2 osama bn laden.if not ds blood sucking vampires wl kip on terrorising d 9jerian populace.
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by chimuchi(f): 9:27am On Apr 28, 2012
these bombings.... who is responsible?[size=8pt][/size]
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by skullbaba: 9:50am On Apr 28, 2012
Hmmm. I am short of words. Well let believe in ...................
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by treasure_mi(m): 10:31am On Apr 28, 2012
strangerf: Its not as if they were learning anything anyway.

Gombe state University . . . we wont miss them.
u think this is funny? Mtschew
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by REMMEI(m): 10:33am On Apr 28, 2012
solomon111: You are a fool!
Do you think the rest of Nigeria is ready, for the kind of strangehold tinubu has on SW.
What does he has to offer?
You better enjoy tinubu alone in your dilapidated SW.
Crazy people.

what a pathetic comment coming from a supposedly sane rueful ignorant..your level of denseness is unspeakable..tis better you keep your bitterness to yourself and stop spewing it on others here..mtchewww!.
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by bizzlemie(m): 11:36am On Apr 28, 2012
kayusfit: GEJ should have been impeached and sent to hague for crimes against humanity. His cowardice is costing innocent lives while he sits on patience butt licking her smelly pushy. Bunch of Niger delta fools. I wish Tinubu was president

so yhu think ruling a nation is as easy as making short-sighted comments ba? If yhu've got nufn 2 contribute go soak ur brains in a basin of iced water! Sentimental prick!.......yhu'd av wished Zebrudayah wz president na....som nairalanders sef
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by jeddyMay(f): 12:44pm On Apr 28, 2012
strangerf: Its not as if they were learning anything anyway.

Gombe state University . . . we wont miss them.

Shld i said u r daft, silly, senseless or emotionless, or better still, u r evryone of it. What does d skull has 2 do wt human lives. Abegggyyy!!! Kip ur comment if u dnt ve better one.
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by jeddyMay(f): 12:47pm On Apr 28, 2012
strangerf: Its not as if they were learning anything anyway.

Gombe state University . . . we wont miss them.
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by passionate88: 1:13pm On Apr 28, 2012
strangerf: Its not as if they were learning anything anyway.

Gombe state University . . . we wont miss them.

Do you know who there V.C is?.... Go to A.B.U and ask of Mahdi
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by Castroii(m): 1:14pm On Apr 28, 2012
kayusfit: GEJ should have been impeached and sent to hague for crimes against humanity. His cowardice is costing innocent lives while he sits on patience butt licking her smelly pushy. Bunch of Niger delta fools. I wish Tinubu was president
Must u show d whole world ur level of ignorance n stupidity? Dn't u have beta tins 2 do? Making comments here is nt by force pls......carry tinubu go put 4 aso rock na.
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by passionate88: 1:22pm On Apr 28, 2012
strangerf: Its not as if they were learning anything anyway.

Gombe state University . . . we wont miss them.

Do you know who their V.C is?.... Go to A.B.U and ask of Mahdi
Re: Explosions In Gombe State University Send Lecturers, Students Fleeing by ignis(f): 1:51pm On Apr 28, 2012
kayusfit: GEJ should have been impeached and sent to hague for crimes against humanity. His cowardice is costing innocent lives while he sits on patience butt licking her smelly pushy. Bunch of Niger delta fools. I wish Tinubu was president
Go ahead, impeach him and make Tinubu the president... Can u read wat u just wrote? Very daft n dumb comment.

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