Update: Nigerian military says 29 confirmed killed, 4 injured in Yobe secondary school attack

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The Nigerian military has said that the casualty figure in the Yobe secondary school attack has increased to 29.

The military had earlier said 20 students and a teacher
were killed when gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram members, attacked
a secondary school in Yobe.

The spokesman of the Joint Task Force in Yobe, Eli Lazarus, confirmed the updated casualty figure in an email to PREMIUM TIMES.

He said gunmen suspected to
be Boko Haram Terrorists attacked Government Secondary School Mamudo, near Potiskum Town in the early of Saturday.

He also said 4 students sustained injuries and are in “critical condition.”

Mr. Lazarus said no arrest has been made while a “cordon and search operation” is ongoing in the general area.

A witness said many of the victims were burnt alive by the attackers.

The Associated Press said its reporter found chaotic scenes at a hospital in Potiskum where the bodies of the victims were taken to, as parents struggled to identify the bodies of the children.

The attack occurs less than one month after gunmen, on June 16, killed seven students and two teachers in a government secondary school in
Damaturu; and nine students a day later in neighbouring Borno State.

The attacks occur despite the State of Emergency imposed on Yobe, Borno and Adamawa by President Goodluck Jonathan in May.

The Nigerian military had claimed after the June attacks that the
nature of the attacks showed the Boko Haram were being defeated.

Saturday’s attack will further lead to the question raised by
opponents of the emergency rule on whether it has been effective as the terrorist attacks have not stopped since the emergency rule. The military has, however, said it is winning the war against the insurgents.


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  • Tunde

    I wonder if The Boko Haram had a meetng and decided ” today we will murder 30 innocent children” – These people are devils from hell

    • Mani_Kay

      They are not devils from hell; they are (Hausa-Fulani Northern) Muslims.

      • Troy

        You are worse than BH! Chasing Shadows and stumbling about in the dark. your hatred of Muslims knows no bounds.BH are Terrorists and must be condemned and defeated – simple! But due to your blind hatred you begin reeling out names that crop up in your head. You are part of the problem my friend!

        • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

          Are these people not muslims? What is wrong in saying that a muslim is a muslm? Arent you the one chasing shadows?

          • Troy

            You are surely going off the rails! Pointless trying to have any civil conversation with people who obviously have multiple deep seated issues.

          • mark zeem

            I think you are in he wrong forum my friend. You will find others with your mentality on The Sun News website. I suggest that you go there. Thanks

          • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

            this exactly proves my point. you had referred me to a website with predominantly southern readers. this shows your contempt for the views of more than half of this nation. but again you are entitled to your fool’s paradise.

      • Dear Mani_Kay: We urge you to use this platform for decorous and stimulating conversations. Kindly resist the temptation to use it for ethnic and religious attacks. Kindly take note.

        • Mani_Kay

          It is doubtful if I would restrain from your so called ethnic and religious attacks. The same people you are trying to protect are attacking the President and his wife 24/7 because they despise the President’s ethnic background and religious orientation.

        • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

          your idea of ‘decorous and stimulating conversations’ is to block any information against the Islamist agenda of APC on this platform. YOU HAVE SO FAR REFUSED TO PUBLISH THE LIST OF APC EXECUTIVES BECAUSE YOU KNOW YOUR READERS WILL SEE THROUGH THE APC ETHNO RELIGOUS AGENDA YOU,LOT, ARE CHAMPIONING.You have constituted yourself to become the quiet assassin of Nigerian democracy and SECULARITY. Your islamist campaign to destroy the secular consensus in this country is getting out of hand. Just like Buhari’s decree of 1983, you are an oppressor of free speech and I dare you to go ahead and block all contrary opinions against the Islamist agenda of the APC.
          Nigerians will survive you!

  • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

    Innocent children been slaughtered as they sleep. What a tribe of evil. May these cowards rot in hell. Expect the loud silence of Buhari and his ilks. By Gods grace, these evils will depart our land.

  • jimmy

    @Mani_Kay:disqus… U have been warned !! U will be kicked out soon… u r really a religious bigots and even worse than the terrorists. The man u are defending does not give a “DAMN” only interested in his selfish desires as most black leaders are always noted for. Get a life !!!!

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      enemies of free speech like you do not wish this country well. Grow up and handle different opinion.

  • jimmy

    @Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa:disqus/Mani.. u r a religious bigots and tribal lord. U will never say the truth as you have been brainwashed. Why dont u post yr comments without attaching religious and tribal sentiments.

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      you still do not get it, do you? If any Nigerian has any tribal or religious sentiments, I will defend his rights to air them non-violently and within the boundary of good taste. Lets see superior logic defeat weak ones in public arena.That’s is how serious nations grow. Just grow up and handle ‘annoying’ comments. BTW, I used to own a dog called Jimmy.

  • jimmy

    Lol…. U r a worm and a rattle snake put together.. U want Nigeria to grow based on sentiments and tribalists ideas ? Frankly speaking, your comments are based on attacking people not on contents and issues been discussed. No matter what happens, truth will prevail….

  • Baba Tee

    This is wicked and inhuman…u think u have achieved something but woe unto u…ur conscience will judge u for ever. No matter what idea or grief you have, all of you Nigerian terrorist in any guise, you are stupid and foolish. The only solution is to repent before its too late. Your ideology is crazy…just understand and become human. Punks!!!

  • nija pikin

    Guys take it easy people like the money keys, impituketu are paid to insult muslims, hausa fulani, northerners, yorubas, and Tinubu and Apc etc this show yoU their level of thinking and they seems to be angry just like the BH members they are all out t protect the GEJ one of them said people hate GEJ and umblelah bcos of their religiuos background, this show you that they don’t know GEJ that well, for your information GEJ join christianity. In the early 1990 like his father he use to be a pagan also you forgot to mention GEJ`s name as sponsor of BH for paying BH 3.5m us dollars as ransom for the release of the 7 french families abducted in cameroun

    • Mpitikwelu_na_Ugwu_Awusa

      @Nasir ElRufai. even if Jonathan joined Christianity today, he remains a Christian. Nigerians are used to your shameless lies.