Gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members, early hours of today attacked a boarding school in Yobe State – Federal Government College Buni Yadi, Yobe State. and killed 29 innocent students, many of whom died in flames as the school was burned to the ground.
“Some of the students bodies were burned to ashes,” said Yobe state Police Commissioner, Sanusi A Rufai who confirmed that twenty nine male students were killed and twenty four structures that include the
Administration block, students hostel and staff quarters were burnt down. No girl was touched.
Reports say the assailants stormed the school premises in 6 Hilux pick up vans and motorcycles and separated only the male students before they opened fire on them.
“It was too horrible because, some of the students were slaughtered, some were burnt inside the hostel”, a source said.
Armed Security operatives were seen moving to the town, although there was no telecommunication network in the area. Army spokesman, Captain Eli Lazarus confirmed the attack adding that they are yet to know the number of casualties.
Someone said: ‘Boko Haram wins every time, all we do is mourn and wait for the next attack!’. So true, and it truly is very painful.