School Attack Claims 30 Lives

POTISKUM, Nigeria (July 6, 2013)--Islamic extremists killed 29 students and a teacher in an attack on a boarding school Saturday in northeastern Nigeria.

Survivors of the attack who are being treated for burn and gunshots wounds said some students were burned alive in the attack before dawn Saturday on Government Secondary School in Mamudo town in Yobe state.

As he wept over the bodies of his two boys, farmer Malam Abdullahi swore he would withdraw three remaining sons from a nearby school, complaining that there was no protection for students despite the deployment of thousands of troops since the government declared a state of emergency mid-May in three northeastern states.

Dozens of schools have been torched and scores of students have been killed.

They’re among more than 1,600 victims whom extremists have killed since 2010.


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