Nigeria to boost school security after deadly attack

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Authorities in Nigeria say there was no security protection at an agricultural college where up to 50 students were shot dead as they slept on Sunday.

The students were killed by suspected Islamist gunmen in their dormitory in Yobe state, north-eastern Nigeria.

Official Abdullahi Bego told the BBC the government and military would work to increase protection in schools.
When we heard the sound of gun shots, we tried to run to escape for fear of our lives”

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North-eastern Nigeria is under a state of emergency amid an Islamist insurgency by the Boko Haram group.

Victims' families gather to identify the bodies and visit the wounded in hospital- BBC
Victims’ families gather to identify the bodies and visit the wounded in hospital- BBC

Boko Haram is fighting to overthrow Nigeria’s government to create an Islamic state, and has launched a number of attacks on schools.

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