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Nigeria Students Targeted in Suicide attack in Northern, Nigeria

ICC Note: Details are emerging from Potiskum, Nigeria where an unidentified gunman sprayed bullets at a business college and a suicide bomber blew himself up in the parking lot, injuring dozens. So far, no deaths have been reported and the identity of the attackers has yet to be established. The attack bears resemblance to the kinds of mayhem Boko Haram has perpetrated across northern Nigeria. The group regularly targets Christians and academic institutions because their name translated means “Western education is forbidden.”

5/8/15 Potiskum, Nigeria (BBC) – Two militants have attacked a business college in Potiskum in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Yobe.

At least six students were seriously injured by gunfire, but dozens more were hurt as they tried to escape.

The gunman was accompanied by a suicide bomber, who blew himself up in the car park.

No-one so far has said they were behind the attack but the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has carried out similar raids in the town .

The name Boko Haram, loosely translated from the region’s Hausa language, means “Western education is forbidden”.

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