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.
Blogs I Follow
- Are you joking here New York Times? So what if it is James Heckman… the sample size is 37!
- Trump’s “America First” rhetoric? William Wyler had it pegged back in 1946.
- For everyone who served on a committee that had to write a report
- Maybe you studied abroad in Spain? Then you should watch El fin de ETA!
- Economic justice and basic income
- Activité à la bibliothèque de Kaya
- Une délégation de FAVL chez le Dima de Boussouma
- Les femmes mentors de Barsalogho II visitent la bibliothèque de Barsalogho
- Visite de la Coordinatrice régionale de CRS/Afrique de l'Ouest à la bibliothèque de Boussouma
- Sortie de supervision à la bibliothèque de Sebba
- Deuxième discussion du club de lecture à Bantogdo
- Don de livres en langues nationales
- Des journaux planètes enfants et planètes j'aime lire dans les bibliothèques de FAVL-BBII
- Don de livres à la bibliothèque communautaire de Zimtanga
- Books delivered to three Ghana libraries
- Camp de lecture à l'école Silmiyiri de Ouagadougou
- Great article about one of the FAVL donors who helped make a library happen in Burkina Faso
- AYA Afrika Foundation helps continue after school reading program in libraries in Ghana
- New motor bike for FAVL/CESRUD Ghana
- Visite guidée à la bibliothèque communautaire de Dablo