Nigeria: Extremists gun down dozens of sleeping students in their dormitories

Posted: September 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Suspected Islamic extremists have gunned down dozens of students as they slept in their dormitories during a night-time attack on an agricultural college in north-east Nigeria, the school’s provost said.

 

As many as 50 students may have been killed in the assault that began at about 1am local time on Sunday, said Molima Idi Mato, provost of the Yobe State College of Agriculture in Gujba.

“They  attacked our students while they were sleeping, they opened fire at them,” he said, but could not give an exact death toll as security forces still were recovering bodies from the college.

The Nigerian military had collected 42 bodies and transported 18 injured students to Damaturu specialist hospital, according to a military intelligence official.

 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/29/nigeria-students-killed-attack-college

 

KANO  (AFP) – Death toll in Yobe  college attack rises to 40: hospital source

 Boko Haram gunmen on Sunday opened fire in a college dormitory in Yobe  as the students slept, killing at least 40 people, in the latest violence blamed on the Islamist insurgents.

The early morning assault targeted the College of Agriculture in the town of Gujba, some 30 kilometres (18 miles) from Damaturu’s capital of Yobe, said area military spokesman Lazarus Eli.

Boko Haram terrorists…went into the school and opened fire on students” while they were sleeping, he told AFP.

An official at the Damaturu Specialist Hospital, who requested anonymity, said ” 40 bodies” had been received so far from the Gujba massacre.

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