Gunmen kill over 20 students in Adamawa

Channels Television  
Updated October 2, 2012

Gunmen on Tuesday opened fire on students at campus hostels used by students at Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa state killing and wounding an unknown number, official of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.

Mass exodus of students from Mubi Town after an attack by suspected members of Boko Haram on a student hostel in the town.

“Definitely there are casualties but we don’t yet know how many dead or injured,” said the spokesman of NEMA, Yushua Shuaib.

Some residents put the number of victims at 35 persons. The dead and injured persons are mostly students of the polytechnic.
The school have not issued any official reaction to the attack.

The Boko Haram Islamist sect, which usually targets politicians or security forces, has also attacked students in the past and has cells in Adamawa.

Mr Shuaib said it was not clear if the attack was carried out by Boko Haram or if it was related to a dispute between rival political groups at the college.

Only a few days ago, the military Joint Task Force had conducted a major operation against insurgents in the town, killing a major Boko Haram figure, and arresting more than a hundred.