` Nigerian militants kill 29 pupils in boarding school attack – reports’

#AceWorldNews says Gunmen from Islamist group Boko Haram stormed a boarding school in north-east Nigeria overnight and killed 29 pupils, Reuters said.

Many of whom died in flames as the school was burned to the ground, police and the military said on Tuesday.

All those killed at the Federal Government college of Buni Yadi, a secondary school in Yobe state, near the state’s capital city of Damaturu, were boys, police Commissioner Sanusi Rufai said. Boko Haram’s name means “Western education is sinful” in the northern Hausa language.

The sect has frequently attacked schools in the past.

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