The Medical Director, Damaturu Specialist Hospital, Doctor Garba Fika, has confirmed that forty students of the College of Agriculture, Gujba, Yobe state, were killed by gunmen in the early hours of today
Doctor Garba said this when Yobe state Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe visited the hospital to inspect the injured and the bodies of students deposited at the mortuary.
He said that five students including three with fractures, one with bullet wound and other with abdominal injury were receiving treatment at the hospital.
The governor, who spoke in tears, urged security operatives to intensify aerial surveillance of the area.
The Yobe state deputy governor, Abubakar Aliyu, the Provost of the College Mulima Mato, and other dignitaries also shed tears at the mortuary when they saw the bodies of the students.
Reports say Schools in Yobe State re-opened thirteen days ago after ten weeks of forced closure following attacks targeted at schools.
In June this year, seven students and two teachers were killed at Government Secondary School, Damaturu the state capital.
In July, twenty two students and two teachers were killed at Government Secondary School in Mamudo.