Witnesses say that Islamic terrorists dressed in Nigerian military uniforms assaulted a college inside the country today (September 29, 2013), gunning down dozens of students as they slept in their dorms and shot others trying to flee, according to the Fox News website.
"They started gathering students into groups outside, then they opened fire and killed one group and then moved onto the next group and killed them. It was so terrible," one surviving student said.
The siege began at about 1 a.m. today in rural Gujba. "They attacked our students while they were sleeping in their hostels, they opened fire at them," Provost Molima Idi Mato of Yobe State College of Agriculture said. The extremists also torched classrooms.
Nigeria State Police Commissioner Sanusi Rufai said that he suspected the terrorist group Boko Haram was behind the attack, but declined to elaborate. Isi Mato said he could not give an exact death toll, as security forces still are recovering bodies of students mostly aged between 18 and 22, but he said as many as 50 may have been killed.