Update: Conflicting Figures Trail Yobe College Attack

Channels Television  
Updated September 29, 2013

Scores of students have been killed in yet another attack by terrorist group, Boko Haram, in Yobe state.

The insurgents attacked the College of Agriculture Gujba, 50 KM south of Damaturu, the state capital yesterday night and killed several students.

A staff of the school who confirmed the attack to Channels Television said several dead bodies are still being recovered from bushes, hostels and classes in and around the school as scores were killed in the attack.

The source also revealed that surviving students are at the moment making efforts to re unite with their families in fear of further attacks by the insurgents.

A witness quoted by Reuters news agency counted 40 bodies at the hospital, mostly those of young men believed to be students.

College provost Molima Idi Mato, speaking to Associated Press, also said the number of dead could be as high as 50, adding that security forces were still recovering the bodies and that about 1,000 students had fled the campus.

A Nigerian military source told AP that soldiers had collected 42 bodies.

The gunmen also set fire to classrooms, a military spokesman in Yobe state, Lazarus Eli, told Agence France-Presse.

Channels Television’s Yobe state correspondent, Jonathan Gopep however said he counted 26 corpses brought to the Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital.