A suicide bomb attack killed 47 students and injured 79 others today, November 10th 2014 as they gathered for morning assembly at their school in Pokiskum, Yobe State, a massacre likely carried out by Boko Haram, police told AFP.
The attacker was disguised as a student when he set off the explosion in a government boarding school in the town of Potiskum, police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu said. The explosion took place at 7:50 a.m. local time outside the principal’s office, where students had gathered for a daily speech.
“There was an explosion detonated by a suicide bomber”, National Police Spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu told AFP, referring to the attack at the Government Comprehensive Senior Science Secondary School in Potiskum in Yobe State.
“We have 47 dead and 79 injured”, he added, saying that the Islamist extremists were believed to be responsible. Last week, a suicide bombing killed 15 people in the town.