'40 shot dead' at Nigeria college

Suspected Islamic militants have killed at least 40 students in an attack at a college in northeast Nigeria, Reuters reports, citing a hospital source.

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Death toll in Nigerian college attack 'rises to 40'

The death toll in an attack by gunmen on a college in northeastern Nigeria has risen to 40, a Reuters reports, citing a witness.

The witness counted 40 bodies at the main hospital in Yobe's state capital Damaturu, mostly young men believed to be college students.

Gunmen reportedly stormed the College of Agriculture in Yobe state and shot students as they slept, state police commissioner Sanusi Rufai said.

'At least 26' killed in Nigerian college attack

At least 26 people have been killed after an attack on a college in northeast Nigeria, Reuters, reports, citing a hospital source.

Gunmen stormed the College of Agriculture in Yobe state and shot students as they slept in the early hours, state police commissioner Sanusi Rufai said.

Islamist militants have targeted schools and universities in the region before as part of an ongoing campaign for an Islamic state.

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'Students shot by Islamic extremists' at Nigeria college

Suspected Islamic militants have killed as many as 50 students in an attack at a college in northeast Nigeria, the Associated Press reports.

An official at the Yobe state College of Agriculture said security forces are still recovering bodies so an exact death toll cannot be given. He added that about 1,000 students have fled.

Northeast Nigeria is in a military state of emergency against an Islamic uprising prosecuted by Boko Haram militants who have killed hundreds of civilians in their quest for an Islamic state.

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