Boko Haram Storms Boarding School, Kills Over 40 Boys And Burns Down School

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

This screen grab taken on 25 September 2013 from a video distributed through an intermediary to local reporters and seen by AFP, shows a man claiming to be the leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram Abubakar Shekau, flanked by armed men.

Boko Haram last night stormed Federal Government college of Buni Yadi, a boarding secondary school in Yobe state, near the capital city of Damaturu. and killed over 40 pupils, many of whom died in flames as the school was burned to the ground, police and the military said on Tuesday.

"Some of the students bodies were burned to ashes," - All those killed were boys. No girls were touched Police Commissioner Sanusi Rufai said of the attack on the 

Teachers at the remote Federal Government College boarding school in Buni Yadi told the AP news agency that as many as 40 students had been killed in the assault which began early on Tuesday morning.

Hospital sources in Yobe told the BBC 29 corpses had been brought in following the attack.

UPDATE: It's been confirmed that Boko Haram shot some students, cut the throat of others and burned some of them alive.

UPDATEE 2: Boko Haram stormed the school at 2am this morning.


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