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Boko Haram Terrorists Killed 42 Students At Yobe Boarding School – All Secondary Schools Shut Down Indefinitely

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July 8th, 2013 – Boko Haram Members Murdered 42 Students At Yobe Boarding School – All Secondary Schools Closed Down Indefinitely

Nigeria’s northeastern Yobe state on Sunday ordered the closure of all secondary schools after a massacre that saw suspected Islamist extremists kill 42 people in a gun and bomb attack on a boarding school.

Yobe state Governor Ibrahim Geidam has “directed that all secondary schools in the state be closed down from Monday 8th July 2013 until a new academic session begins in September,” a government statement said.

The attack early Saturday in the Mamudo district saw assailants — believed to be Boko Haram Islamists — round up students and staff in a dormitory before throwing explosives inside and opening fire, said Haliru Aliyu of Potiskum General Hospital, quoting witnesses who escaped.

It was the third school attack in the region in recent weeks, including two in Yobe.

The state government also called on the military to restore mobile phone service, saying it was preventing residents from reporting suspicious activity.

Nigeria’s military cut phone service in much of the country’s northeast in mid-May, when it launched a sweeping offensive seeking to end a four-year insurgency by Boko Haram.

Satellite phones have also been banned, with the military saying insurgents use them to plan attacks. Landline service is extremely rare in Nigeria.

A number of residents had initially expressed support for the phone cut if it could lead to peace, but the Yobe government’s statement indicated patience was running out.

Boko Haram, which translates roughly to “Western education is a sin,” has repeatedly targeted schools in the northeast as part of its insurgency.

One local resident said Saturday’s attack was believed to be a reprisal for the killing of 22 Boko Haram members during a military raid in the town of Dogon Kuka on Thursday.

A senior police officer said the students were asleep when the attackers stormed their school. They then started “shooting sporadically and subsequently set the students’ hostel ablaze,” he said.

Lieutenant Eli Lazarus, spokesman for a military task force in the state, said the gunmen “stormed the school around 5:30 am and began to shoot at the students from different directions.”

Violence linked to the Boko Haram insurgency has left some 3,600 people dead since 2009, including killings by security forces, which have come under criticism for alleged abuses.

The current military offensive was launched after President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states on May 14.

He said at the time that the insurgents had managed to take control of a number of remote, border areas of the region.

Nigeria’s northeast borders the nations of Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

Since then, the military has claimed major successes and say they have pushed the insurgents out, but the violence has continued, indicating the gains may be short-lived.

It is also impossible to independently verify the military’s account of the offensive due to the phone cut and restricted access to remote areas.

Boko Haram has drawn the scrutiny of Western nations fearing links with outside extremists groups such as Al-Qaeda’s north African branch, known as Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

The European Union on Sunday condemned the Yobe school attack, labelling it a “horrific murder by terrorists.”

May the soul of the innocent students rest in perfect peace.

[Culled from PM News]



  1. abimbola

    July 8, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    This is a tragedy oooo God please save us from this terrible nd heartless Boko rams and goats ooo

  2. iron bar

    July 8, 2013 at 2:39 PM

    only fools can attack unarmed children preparing for their future.the curse will continue to follow the useless sect..jtf continue ur crack down until the enemies flee the country

  3. phadekemy

    July 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Dis is barbaric

  4. Steven

    July 8, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    Well this country is in shambless it is sad that we live in a world that no one has pity indeed islam is the worst religion ever they clam to practise peace and love and yet they kill for all in the name of “Allah”Man this is just to sad and an advice for all muslims out there GET A LIFE AND STOP KILLING THE INNOCENT ONE YOU PEOPLE WILL REGRET IT PRACTISE WHAT YOU PREACH NOT THE OPPOSITE WHAT DO HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO THE NEXT GENERATION THAT WAR IS THE WAY FORWARD STUPID RELIGION

  5. PA

    July 8, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    This has gone too far. What if this attack happened in lagos or the in the east? My fear is’ it may happen soon. RIP.

  6. divine

    July 8, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    islam is a curse to Nigeria and d whole world. a religion dat encourages killing of innocent souls. oh my God, hav mercy on ur helpless children, save them from d hands of to terrorist

  7. Otujames[aka. obama]

    July 8, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Pls my guys it is nt islam, at list i hv sm muslem frndz n i hv had an opotunity 2 browse tru d qu’ran, it is jst lik d bible, d pple doing dis kilins r muslem who r nt wel taugt, dey read d qu’ran n mis-intepret it. Pls lets jst continue 2 pray 4 peace in nigeria.

  8. akuwax in Barotseland / Zambia

    July 8, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Whoever is involved in the killing of these innocent children will not survive. Boko whatever you idiots call yourselves you are cowards why not fighting the authorities you fools. T o hell with your claims, stupid idiots.

  9. Tony

    July 8, 2013 at 5:34 PM

    Otujames or what if u don’t know what to say better stop comenting.

  10. yemzo

    July 8, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Let continue 2 pray 4 peace in naija.our God is a God of nemesis.No man kils oda man & go free,our leaders ar d 1 causin al dis o jagajaga

  11. buchi

    July 8, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    @otujaames… Y didn’t dey read the bible and misinterpret it, uuuhn??

  12. Shevy

    July 9, 2013 at 6:20 AM

    Bunch of fools n cowards.Why not take d fight 2 d JTF instead of d innocent kids ?
    JTF wil soon close in on u.Cursed entities !

  13. lil tuniche

    July 9, 2013 at 6:30 AM

    Life so short may peace and blessing of ALLAH be upon those who have die remember even the so call boko haram will die one day so if there have no fear of god in their heart.there will end up miserable but we pray if our leaders are not among this

  14. zannnamdi

    July 9, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    I can believe that the ending point of world is at door of our house. why all this so called Boko Haram,the existing Terrorists are about to kill inncent masses and people. what is their again and if God in heaven didn’t do something now,I will not rest for in my prayers.
    What a messes killing of an Inncent children do to them. Am not happy about this act.

  15. Mae

    July 9, 2013 at 7:40 AM

    All dese problems started wn south south man bcum d president… D best solution is 2 divide d country,let em sty in their country n cont. Killin theirselves. Am tired of ds every month bullshit…

  16. cute

    July 9, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    @otujaames u are a real med man…..

  17. ishmail

    July 9, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    y u nigerian dont blame ur so call president he is d root of evil affecting innocent people. May Allah have mercy upon dem

  18. @rejoice

    July 9, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    @ismaila. Is it d president dt killed d 42 inocent souls. Rubish. Mtcheeee! I dnt coment bt dis ur senseless talk provoke me…… God dey sha

  19. Kazeem

    July 9, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    I think its high time we all realise dat those idiot callin dem self bokoharam are nt muslim may d soul of d deperted rest in peace

  20. best

    July 9, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    God of mercy com n save ur innocent children becos dis world is comin to an end,many souls dead in d hand of so caled boko haram wht pains me much is d small kids dat hav a long way to go in dis life,oooooooh God hear d cry of ur children n save us in dis naija.

  21. Davidbay

    July 10, 2013 at 3:37 AM

    The boko haram sect is blatantly a false and deluded organization! They use guns and bombs which are the products of western education to kill defenseless people and yet claim western education a sin?! SMH,i pray God should do away with this wicked and oppressive world soon because we are already dooming ourselves by sitting down and not doing anything while these cowards spread fear. We need to only do 5 things 1. Station and train equiped personnel in schools,churches,officies and estates 2. Use torture to gain information from confirmed members to hack into their communication methods and trace their calls 3. Raise awareness on terrorism and give rural individuals the job to report any act of terrorism in the country thus creating employment 4. Lower taxes of organizations willing to donate resources for the afflicted ones of terror to encourage more philanthropy from industries 5. Constant survellance around building perimeters of western nature with an active response unit that can be assembled at low cost and time

  22. Pk

    July 10, 2013 at 6:22 AM

    Do you think all these would hv happened if this boko haram are in Europe or America never, it is because the institutions in Nigeria lack ability to fight this useless group. Where is the president, the police, the military and other Armed Forces they should gang up and go to the north to fight them and for Nigerians, be watchful, because very soon there will be a complete civil war in the country if care is not taken, look at Egypt to day so shall it be in Nigeria tomorrow if the president did not wake up.

  23. jones

    July 10, 2013 at 6:36 AM

    May our good Lord n Savior guard n protect Africa,may the souls of the yobe children rest in the huse of GOD.

  24. angelica

    September 8, 2013 at 4:11 AM

    God will deal with them soon

  25. rob sigg

    January 20, 2014 at 8:32 PM

    Boko haram are not too strong for God to handle. He will hammer dem one day

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