Nigerian Students Shot Whilst They Slept

The Boko Haram group in an attempt to overthrow the government has launched numerous attacks on schools in Nigeria leaving North-Easter Nigeria in a state of emergency.

Boko Haram was founded in 2002 which was initially set up to oppose western education. In 2009 the group set up military operations to create an islamic state in Nigeria.

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The attacks happened at the College of Agriculture in Yobe state whilst the students slept and it is suspected approximately 50 students have been killed and another 1000 students have run away from the campus. After shooting and injuring many students the gunmen also set fire to some of the classrooms.

Although the government had previously tried to stop Boko Haram’s operations, which did have temporary success, the group soon came back for revenge against the Nigerian government. 

Other attacks they have committed include a shooting a school on the outskirts of Maiduguri and another in the village of Mamudo in Yobe state. 

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