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Sunday, 29 September 2013

Nigeria attack: Gunmen have attacked a college in north-eastern Nigeria, killing up to 50 students as they slept.

50 students have been killed in the attack that began at about 1.00am on Sunday Morning. 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 were burnt and 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.

Boko Haram regards schools as a symbol of Western culture. The group's name translates as "Western education is forbidden".




  1. Violence is increasing in Nigeria as part of an ongoing Islamic uprising. I pray for the peace of God in Nigeria.