Yobe State Shuts Down All Secondary Schools

The Yobe state government yesterday has ordered the closure of all secondary schools after a massacre that saw suspected Islamist extremists kill over 20 students in a gun and bomb attack on a boarding school.

The governor directed that all secondary schools in the state be closed down from today, Monday 8th July 2013 until a new academic session begins in September.

Premium Times reports:

The attack occurred at about 3am on Saturday at the school’s boarding house where most of the victims were burned alive, while asleep.

The attackers had invaded the school setting fire on the hostels while fleeing students were shot.

Reports say some of the injured students remain in critical condition in a local hospital where they are being treated for various degrees of burns.

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