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Attack on Nigerian College Leaves Twelve injured

By Mohammad Ibrahim

Kaduna (Nigeria) – About 12 students of College of Administrative and Business Studies Patiskum Yobe State Northeast Nigeria on Friday sustained injuries after gunmen opened fire in the school.

A suicide bomber who was believed to be among the attackers also blew himself up inside the school during the attack.

“We have evacuated 12 people with serious gunshot wounds to hospital from the scene of the shooting attack,” a police officer, who chose to remain anonymous, said.

A student, Tijjani Musa, said “We had just started a class when we heard gunshots coming from the direction of the gates and we instantly realised we were under attack which made us to rush out of the class,”

Some residents say three students were killed, but this has been denied by police in the state.

The police also said, in a statement issued in response, that they had arrested two suspects and recovered one AK 47 rifle and ammunition from them.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but it is believed to be the work of terrorist sect, Boko Haram which has frequently operated in the region.

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