UPDATE: Boko Haram Strike In Yobe State, Burn 29 Students Of Federal Government College

In the early hours of Tuesday, Boko Haram militants stormed the Federal Government College in Buni Yadi, Gujba LGA of Yobe State, killing 29 students.


The police and military have confirmed the incident.

According to some reports, the militants did not use guns in order not to alert the security guards, but instead have slain the victims before burning the school to the ground.

“Some of the students bodies were burned to ashes,” said police commissioner Sanusi Rufai, adding 24 staff quarters, including the adminisstrative block of the college, were razed by the fire.

The exact number of casualties is yet unclear, but some sources say there are no less than 29 bodies of male victims.

Military spokesman in Yobe State Eli Lazarus disclosed that suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked a students’ hostel at the Federal Government College in the town of Buni Yadi around 2:00 a.m.

The latest attack is the fourth recorded on schools in Yobe State. GSS Damaturu, GSS Mamudo and College of Agriculture, Gujba were attacked last year.

More details soon.


Source: Reuters


  1. What a calamitous situation in Nigeria! The Boko Haram group has lay bare the insensitivity of the government towards its citizen – and it has become obvious that the government has failed in guaranteeing the safety of its citizens.

    The giant of Africa has been dwarfed by some selected elements and it is a slap on the face of the weakling we call President. He has chosen to turn his face away from this dastard act because of his political pursuits. It should be a compelling necessity of the President to stop his lip service and do justice to injustice – by halting those who chose to devalue the essence of man in Nigeria.

    From evidence, it is obvious that the lives and properties of the citizens cannot be protected by the institution who swore allegiance to this responsibility. Should the people take their destinies in their hands?

    This systematic extermination of the innocent citizens could be linked in part to the pursuit of self by the President, rather than concerned with the well being of the people who constitutes the country he governs. Let him not forget that “violence is the midwife of any nation pregnant with change.”

    The spate of killings and wanton destruction of properties in the name of religion is barbaric, un religious and ignoble. This condemnation and fight should be the priority of the government and not the citizens, who do not have the warfare sophistication to stand in the way of the people who have chosen to play God – thinking they are in possession of the absolute.

    The government must gird her loins and face squarely the matter at hand rather than chasing the famous goose. The people are becoming impatient and desire to see action rather than fiction because “in a state of lawlessness, it is illegal to be law abiding.”

    The present jangling discord in Nigeria is a systematic arrangement of the powers that be, to bend the system and later step in as “saviours.” Sadly, it has become a tasking one, because the laxity given to the Boko Haram group has given them the leverage to be an authority in their own right. With this development, this group has openly sent a signal to the government that the virus they produced in their laboratory has become a predator. What is the panacea?

  2. You right brother, let it be known both far and near in Nigeria that, our political leaders are not qualified neither are they fit to pilot the affairs concerning this nation. They are the worms in the wood devouring the innocent and less privilege of this country.