Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Boko Haram kills 29 Students in a Boarding School

Boko Haram kills 29 Students in a Boarding School

Islamist group Boko Haram stormed a boarding secondary school in Nigeria overnight and killed 29 pupils, police and the military said on Tuesday. This is unacceptable. Such a terrible news to the families and bright students we lost today. This has got to stop. The Nigerian government must act now to put an end to this.

"Some of the students' bodies were burned to ashes," Police Commissioner Sanusi Rufai said of the attack on the Federal Government college of Buni Yadi, a secondary school in Yobe state in the country's northeast.

At one hostel "students were trying to climb out of the windows and they were slaughtered like sheep by the terrorists who slit their throats. Others who ran were gunned down", Mr Garba said.

Students who could not escape were burned alive, he added.All those killed were boys. No girls were touched, Rufai said.

Boko Haram, whose struggle for an Islamic state in northern Nigeria has killed thousands, are increasingly preying on the civilian population.


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