An operative of the Police Counter Terrorist Unit stands in front of a Landcruiser truck
NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
Feb. 25, 2014
The authority of the Federal Government
College, Buni-Yadi, in Yobe, on Tuesday
confirmed that 29 of its students were
killed by insurgents who attacked the
institution on Monday.
Mr Ibrahim Abdul, a Senior Master, gave
the figure while receiving Gov. Ibrahim
Gaidam during a sympathy visit to the
school. Abdul said that 11 students also
sustained various gunshot wounds. He said that all the hostels and classrooms were burnt by the insurgents who attacked the college at about 11.30 p.m.The attackers, who were said to have
arrived at the college in several vehicles,
also burnt down 40 houses.
The governor described the attack as
inhuman and unfortunate. Gaidam called on security operatives to evolve more proactive and intelligence approach to curb the menace of the insurgents. He announced a donation of N100 million to assist the victims.
NAN reports that the college was the
fourth educational institution attacked in the state in the last eight months.