At least 20 students have been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Mubi, Adamawa state.

A witness who did not want his name published said that the attack happened on Monday night, between the hours of 10 and 11 at a student hostel away from the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi campus.

Although there has been no official comment, a lecturer who also did not want his name in print claimed that more than 40 students had been killed.

According to the lecturer, the students were rounded up, made to line up and then asked for their names. Some were killed, others were spared. It is not clear why some were spared, and some of those killed were Muslims.

According to him, most people are now staying indoors, while those leaving town are mostly students. However, the police spokesperson said the attackers called about 22 of the students by name before killing them. Academic activities have been suspended indefinitely for now in the polytechnic as investigations are ongoing.

Only a few days ago, the Joint Task Force had conducted a major operation against insurgents in the town, killing a major Boko Haram figure, and arresting more than a hundred.



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