Tuesday 20 February 2018

Islamist gunmen kill 28 in attack at Nigerian school

SUSPECTED Islamist gunmen killed 27 students and a teacher in a boarding school in the northeast Nigerian town of Potiskum, a police source said.

Survivors being treated for burn and gunshot wounds say some students were burned alive in the attack before dawn on the Government Secondary School in Mamudo town in Yobe state.

 

As he wept over the bodies of his two boys, farmer Malam Abdullahi swore he would withdraw three remaining sons from a nearby school.

 

He complained there was no protection for students despite the deployment of thousands of troops since the government declared a state of emergency in mid-May in three north-eastern states.

 

Dozens of schools have been torched and unknown scores of students killed among more than 1,600 victims murdered by extremists since 2010.

Press Association

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