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25 shot dead in northern Nigeria state attack: police

10-03-2012 07:35 BJT

MUBI, Nigeria, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- The police in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa State on Tuesday said 25 people were killed in an attack carried out by unknown gunmen who stormed a student hostel close to a tertiary academic institution in Mubi area of the state.

State police spokepserson Mohammed Ibrahim disclosed this to reporters in Yola, the state capital, noting that 19 were students of the Federal Polytecnic.

Rescue officials had told Xinhua that over 20 students were shot dead in an attack by gunmen who stormed a location close to a tertiary academic institution in Mubi area of northeast Nigeria's Adamawa State.

A Xinhua reporter in the state said many students of the Federal Polytecnic are feared dead following an attack by gunmen on their hostel.

Residents of Wuro-Patuje ward where the students who are staying off-campus rented a hostel said they heard serious shootings around midnight on Monday around the hostel followed by commotion.

"I counted about 16 bodies being evacuated after the shootings and cannot really say whether all of them are dead or not," a resident who preferred anonymity told Xinhua on Tuesday.

Another resident said he counted over 20 bodies, pointing out that both students of the polytechnic and those of nearby School of Health Technology were tenants in the affected hostel which housed more than 50 students.

The embattled town of Mubi is under curfew for the past 10 days following series of killings and destruction of communication masts.


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: Xinhua

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