Six Students Injured As Militants Attack Yobe College

.One of the injured victims of the attack on college. –

Two militants have attacked a business college in Potiskum in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Yobe on Friday.
According to reports, at least six students were seriously injured by gunfire, but dozens more were hurt as they tried to escape.
The gunman was accompanied by a suicide bomber, who blew himself up in the car park.
No-one so far has said they were behind the attack but the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has carried out similar raids in the town.
The name Boko Haram, loosely translated from the region’s Hausa language, means “Western education is forbidden”.
The gunfire at the College of Administrative and Business Studies sparked panic, with students jumping from windows to escape the militants.
They were injured after jumping out of windows and over walls, the Associated Press news agency quotes a hospital worker as saying.
The police have said that the surviving gunman is in their custody. The attack in Potiskum comes as Boko Haram is facing renewed pressure.
A military operation is continuing in its Sambisa forest stronghold, with senior Nigerian officers say many of the insurgents have been killed and those still alive are on the run.
Despite this, Boko Haram is still able to carry out isolated attacks.
Observers say unless senior members of the group are captured, Boko Haram may be able to regroup and rearm, both within and outside Nigeria’s borders.


Pin It