Dozens of students at an agricultural college in Nigeria have been shot down while in their dormitories during the middle of the night.
According to the Associated Press, students were shot in their sleep, and classrooms were torched down because of the current Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria.
Reports say that around 50 students have been killed in the attack, which started at 1 AM on Saturday morning.
Molima Idi Mato of the Yobe State College of Agriculture told the news outlet:
“They attacked our students while they were sleeping in their hostels, they opened fire at them.”
Security forces are said to still be looking and recovering bodies after the terror, with 18 injured students in the hospital.
Over 1,000 other students have fled the school while an investigation goes on and bodies are found. Mato also said that there were no security forces stationed at the school, despite the government assurance that there would be.
We pray for the victims of this attack and hope that the violence can end soon.
SOURCE: Associated Press | PHOTO CREDIT: AFP Screenshot