College claims Islamic militants kill 50 students in Nigeria
on 29/09/2013 11:16:59
Molima Idi Mato, of the Yobe state College of Agriculture, told The Associated Press that the gunmen also torched classrooms in the attack at about 1am tthis morning in rural Gujba.
The college is about 25 miles from the scene of similar school attacks around Damaturu town.
He said security forces are still recovering bodies so he could not give an exact death toll. He said about 1,000 students have fled.
North-east Nigeria is in a military state of emergency against an Islamic uprising prosecuted by Boko Haram militants who have killed hundreds of civilians in their quest for an Islamic state.