Students killed in Nigeria college attack
Students killed in Nigeria college attack. A number of students were killed in a college in Nigeria's northeastern state of Yobe Sunday morning when...
A number of students were killed in a college in Nigeria's northeastern state of Yobe Sunday morning when gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram members, opened indiscriminate fire, sources reported.
The College of Agriculture, located in Gujba, 50 km south of Damaturu, the state capital, came under attack by gunmen who shot indiscriminately at students, Xinhua quoted an official who sought anonymity, as saying.
"Several dead bodies have been recovered from bushes, classrooms and hostels, within and outside the school premises," the source told a Xinhua reporter.
More corpses were still being recovered as rescuers began to comb the area for other dead or injured victims, the source added.
Abdullahi Garba, a student of the college, recounted his experience, saying the gunmen shot indiscriminately.
"Surviving students are at the moment fleeing the school premises. We really want to reunite with our families right now," he said.
Most of the students fear more attacks by the gunmen, he noted.
Security agencies were yet to confirm the attack or the number of casualties.
At least 29 pupils and a teacher were killed July 6 by suspected Boko Haram members in a pre-dawn attack on a school in Yobe state.
Yobe state, in the volatile northeastern region of Nigeria, is one of three states where President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in May, sending thousands of troops to the area.
The Boko Haram sect seeks to enshrine the Islamic sharia law into the constitution and has declared war against Western education.