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25 killed in Nigeria college attacks

10-03-2012 08:09 BJT

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Assailants have shot and stabbed to death at least 25 people, mostly students in the attacks near colleges in Nigeria’s troubled northeast. Police say the attacks occurred between 10 p.m. Monday and 3 a.m.

Tuesday at the Federal Poly-technic campus in the remote town of Mubi in Ada-mawa state. A spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency says the crisis is thought to have been fuelled by campus politics after a student union election at the Federal Polytechnic.

Authorities believe students may have been behind the latest attacks, but the town and the surrounding areas have also suffered from a spate of killings by the Boko Haram radical Islamist sect. Police also suspect the sect may be related to the attacks. The north of Nigeria has been in unrest since 2011, with hundreds of casualties in dozens of violent incidents.

An undated picture released on the website of the Mubi Federal Polytechnic
school shows the entrance of the premises in Mubi, northeast Nigeria. Gunmen
massacred at least 26 people in a student housing area of northeast Nigeria
on Tuesday, calling victims out by name before shooting them or slitting
their throats, officials said


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source:

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