Nigeria attack: Students shot dead as they slept

Source: BBC

Suspected Islamist gunmen have attacked a college in north-eastern Nigeria, killing up to 50 students.

The students were shot dead as they slept in their dormitory at the College of Agriculture in Yobe state.

North-eastern Nigeria is under a state of emergency amid an Islamist insurgency by the Boko Haram group.

Boko Haram is fighting to overthrow Nigeria’s government to create an Islamic state, and has launched a number of attacks on schools.

Classrooms burned

Casualty figures from the latest attack vary, but a local politician told the BBC that around 50 students had been killed.

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Categories: Africa, Nigeria

1 reply

  1. Inna lilla he wa inna alaehe rajeoon. We all are from Allah and to Him we all return.

    I have been living for the last ten years in and with the horrors of the killings of Iraq and now nearby in Syria and I just still cannot understand how the murder of innocent civilians should be of any advantage to anybody. Insanity prevails it seems.

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