Monday, September 30, 2013

Boko Haram Attack On Nigerian College Results In A Massacre Of 50 Students

Nigeria Attack: Students Shot Dead As They Slept -- 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.

The politician said two vanloads of bodies had been taken to a hospital in Yobe's state capital, Damaturu.

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More News On The Massacre At A College In Yobe State, Nigeria

Boko Haram kills 40 students in Nigeria college dorm -- AFP
Boko Haram blamed after attack on Nigerian college leaves as many as 50 dead -- Globe and Mail/AP
Gunmen kill students as they sleep in Nigerian college -- Reuters
Nigeria: Gunmen Kill 42 in Attack On Nigerian School -- allAfrica
Night massacre at Nigerian college leaves around 40 students dead -- RT
School where 50 Nigerian students were killed had no security patrol -- UPI
Nigeria to boost school security after deadly attack -- BBC
Four Things You Need to Know About Nigeria’s Boko Haram -- David Stout, Time

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