Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
Over 40 students of the Federal Government College, Buni Yadi in Yobe State, were on Monday killed in their sleep by members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect.
Although a senior teacher at the school, Ibrahim Abdul, told the state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, that 29 students were killed in the attack, hospital sources revealed to journalists that 43 corpses were deposited at the morgue.
The hospital source at the Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital Damaturu said 43 corpses of students were deposited at the morgue in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Abdul said the attackers had a field day during the seige on the school which lasted about five hours without any resistance from security forces.
Eleven students were also injured and are now receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
The governor who was shocked and lost for words at the bestiality of the insurgents promised an assistance of N100 million to the school and the victims.
Like his Borno State counterpart, Kashim Shetima, Giadam urged the military to change tactics in dealing with the Boko Haram insurgency.
The Yobe State Commissioner for Police, Ahmed Rufai confirmed to journalists that 29 students were killed in the siege.
Yobe is one of the three states under emergency rule that has continually come under the attack of terrorists.
Even though the government has continually claimed victory in the war against insugency in the region, the realities on ground puts a lie to this claim.
More than 500 persons have been killed so far