My heart is heavy and bleeding ! What could have been the sins of the innocent children to be slaughtered like fowls in the middle of the night ! Am short of words indeed ! Oh what wickedness and heartlessness ! May God give the parents and Nigerians the fortitude to bear their irreparable losses ! May your souls Rest In Peace in the Lord’s bosom!
pAn exclusive photo of murdered students at the remote Federal Government College boarding school in Buni Yadi, Yobe State has been obtained by DailyPost.
The image shows five young boys lying in a pool of their blood. As seen, it appears the students throats were slit. Some others were shot, according to sources.
DailyPost report that Islamic militants from the Boko Haram sect carried out the attack early Tuesday morning, has been confirmed by the military.
It said the incident took place on “student hostels” but has yet to give further details.
Teachers at school told the AP news agency that as many as 40 students had been killed.
Reacting, Yobe military spokesman Captain Lazarus Eli told AFP early Tuesday afternoon that “Details are still sketchy due to lack of telephone access, and it is still not clear how many students were affected in the attack.”
“Our men are down there in pursuit of the killers,” added.
As at the time of filing this report, effort to reach Capt. Eli to get the actual death toll proved abortive as calls to his mobile line went unanswered
The incident occurred hours after President Goodluck Jonathan defended the army’s record, saying it had achieved some successes against Boko Haram.
He said the militants had been contained to a small area of north-east Nigeria close to the border with neighbouring Cameroon.
Since the beginning of the year, Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, three states under emergency rule have witnessed killing of at least 500 lives.