Gunmen suspected of being Islamic militants killed up to 50 college students sleeping in their dorms on Sunday in a rural province—the latest horrific tragedy in northeastern Nigeria’s Islamic uprising. “They attacked our students while they were sleeping in their hostels, they opened fire at them,” said Provost Molima Idi Mato of Yobe State College of Agriculture. The victims are all believed to be between 18 to 22 years of age, and almost all are Muslims. Northwestern Nigeria has been in a military emergency to battle the uprising orchestrated by Boko Haram, or the Islamic extremists, and most schools have closed since a July 6 massacre left 29 students and one teacher dead in a hostel.
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