After herding the female students into a classroom, Islamist militants from the group Boko Haram fatally burned or shot dozens of male students in an attack late Monday on a state college in northeastern Nigeria, officials said on Tuesday. It was the fourth school assault attributed to the group in less than a year… At least 29 students, ages 16 to 18, died in what looked to be part of a widening campaign by the group. More than 200 people have been fatally shot in the region’s remote villages and towns in the last four weeks in what officials have called a spree of apparently random massacres by members of Boko Haram. The violence has put the government of President Goodluck Jonathan on the defensive and left the army in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, struggling for a strategy after years of failed counterinsurgency efforts. The assailants seemed to enjoy unfettered access to the college campus chosen for the latest assault, which stirred outrage among residents in the area. In September, 40 students were killed in a similar assault at a nearby state school. Boko Haram deliberately targets state educational institutions as part of its Islamist, antisecular campaign. After the attackers separated the students, they told the women to read the Quran, go home and find husbands, according to the Yobe State police commissioner, Sanusi Rufai.
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