Daily Trust (Abuja)

25 February 2014

Nigeria: Gunmen Attack Federal Govt College, Kill Dozens in Yobe

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Boko Haram (file photo).

Damaturu — Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members has in early hour of today attacked and killed dozens students of Federal Government College Buni Yadi, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.

Yobe state Police Commissioner, Sanusi A Rufai confirmed that twenty nine male students were killed and twenty four structures that include the Administration block, students hostel and staff quarters were burnt down

A resident in the area said he has counted 39 lifeless bodies within the premises.

"The attackers started the operation around 12:15 unaverted until affter 4am, the students were slaughtered and fired with guns. I counted 39 copses" he said

Daily trust gathered that the assailants stormed the school premises in 6 Hilux vans and motorcycles and saperated only the male students before they opened fire on them

"It was too horrible because, some of the students were slaughtered, some were burnt inside the hostel," a source said

He said that many school structures were burnt down along with the occupants including the staff quarters

Residents in Gujba said three ambulances passed to the school to convey dead the injured.

Armed Security operatives were seeing moving to the town, although there was no telecommunication network in the area.

Army spokesman, Captain Eli Lazarus confirmed the attack adding that they are yet to know the number of casualties.

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