Posted September 29, 2013 by DJ Enuff in News
Sleeping Students Killed In Nigeria College Dorm Attack [Photo]
Suspected Islamic extremists attacked an agricultural college in Nigeria during the dead of night, gunning down dozens of students as they slept in dormitories and torching classrooms in an ongoing Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria. As many as 50 students are believed to have been killed in the attack that began at about 1 a.m. Sunday in rural Gujba. Despite government assurance that security forces would be deployed at the college in light of similar recent school attacks around Damaturu town, 25 miles south of the college, no such security measures had been put into effect. Most schools in the area had closed in response to the July 6th killing of 29 pupils and a teacher, some of who had been burned alive in their hostels.
Northeastern Nigeria has been and is currently under a military state of emergency to battle an Islamic uprising prosecuted by Boko Haram militants who have killed more than 1,700 people since 2010 in their quest for an Islamic state which includes forbidding Western education. The terrorist organization have committed a series of acts of atrocity most recently including burning down schools, attacking medical officers who had been treating victims of their previous attacks, and torching churches.