The attack on Monday at a private school in Maiduguri was the second on a school in recent days. On Sunday, 13 people, including high school students and teachers, were killed during a five-hour shootout when extremists attacked a boarding school in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State, the military said. In that attack, the militants identified themselves as members of the radical sect Boko Haram, whose name translates as “Western education is forbidden.” Hit the Jump.

Witness Ibrahim Mohammed said he was taking exams in a classroom at Ansarudeen School when gunmen stormed the building, opening fire at random.

“I saw five students sitting the exams killed on the spot. Four others were killed as they were entering the school premises,” he said by telephone, still shaking with fear.

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via NYTimes
via Reuters