About 20 Students and staff of Federal Government College, FGC in Buni Yadi, Yobe State, have been killed in an early morning attack which happened around 1:30am today, while others were abducted by gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram. They set ablaze many buildings in the school and also set ablaze a telecommunication mast.
The men numbering up to 50 attacked the college, shortly after security agencies guarding the school left their checkpoint close to the school’s main gate. Continue after the cut…
*A graphic photo of some of the students killed this morning after the cut (Viewer’s discretion is strictly advised)*
Although this isn’t the first time boko haram terrorists has attacked students in Yobe, as over 40 students were killed in an attack last year at the college of Agriculture.
Read the State house press release condemning the attack below, signed by Reuben Abati..
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has received with immense sadness and anguish, news of the callous and senseless murder by terrorists of scores of students at a college in Yobe State in the early hours of today.
On behalf of himself and the Federal Government, President Jonathan extends heartfelt condolences to the parents and relatives of the murdered students.
Continue to read the press statement and see a pic of some of the students slaughtered today. *viewer discretion advised*
The President wholly condemns the heinous, brutal and mindless killing of the guiltless students by deranged terrorists and fanatics who have clearly lost all human morality and descended to bestiality.
He assures the nation that his administration will not relent in its ongoing efforts to end the scourge of terrorism in parts of the country which has sadly claimed more innocent lives today.
The Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies will continue to prosecute the war against terror with full vigour, diligence and determination until the dark cloud of mass murder and destruction of lives and property is permanently removed from our horizon.
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
February 25, 2014