Breaking: Over 2 Dozen Students Killed in Cold Blood in Adamawa State by Yet to be Identified Gunmen

At least 25 students of the Federal Polytechnic
Mubi, Adamawa State have been killed by
unknown gunmen for reasons yet to be
ascertained. According to police sources, the
gunmen went into hostels used by students, and
killed at least 25 people. According to other
sources, the attack happened at a student hostel
away from the Federal Polytechnic Mubi
campus, the source
However, a recent raid on Mubi by the military
had uncovered a large arsenal of weapons and
ammunition, with many suspects rounded up. It
is suspected that this raid, in which the JTF
claimed the Boko Haram militant group
members were arrested, could be the reason
behind the attack on the hostels.
According to a lecturer who spoke to the BBC,
more than 40 students had been killed but there
has been no official comment. The lecturer, who
did not want his name to be used, told the BBC’s
Hausa service that men in military uniform
asked the students to line up and then say their
names. Some were then shot dead and others
stabbed with knives, and their bodies left in
lines outside the buildings.
The lecturer says it is not clear why some were
killed and others spared – some of those killed
were Muslims and others Christians. The lecturer
added that students were now leaving the town,
many with tree branches over their cars – a
traditional sign of neutrality in Nigeria,
“Everybody is scared.” Other residents of Mubi
say they heard gunfire for about two hours
during the night and that those living near the
hostel were also targeted. Meanwhile, the
authorities have imposed an indefinite curfew in
the town and ordered residents to stay indoors.
Source: BBC

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