Boko Haram Suicide Bombers Attack Nigerian College, 15 Dead
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Sep 18
Boko Haram militants are likely behind another attack in Nigeria; this time, the group attacked a college, opening fire on students.
Fifteen people were reported dead from the attack and another 35 were injured.
The Christian Post reports that the militants stormed the school; two of the terrorists were wearing explosive vests. When the militants started shooting, one of the vests detonated, killing the wearer instantly.
Kano State police commissioner Adelere Shinaba said, "They were obviously suicide bombers. One of our officers shot at one of the gunmen and the explosives on him went off, killing him on the spot."
A witness said that female students were ordered to lie facedown on the ground while the militants opened fire.
"The attackers were wearing suits and were running and shooting everywhere,” said witness Sansei Omar, a professor of English at the Federal College of Education.
Authorities believe that Boko Haram terrorist orchestrated the deadly attack, though no group has claimed responsibility.
Publication date: September 18, 2014