Machete-Wielding Man Hacks 3 Primary School Students to Death in Borno
Three primary school students have been hacked to death in Borno State by an attacker with a machete.
The suspected Boko Haram member ran into the school in Kwayan Kursar town, on Borno’s southernmost border with Gombe State, shouting Allahu Akbar.
He then started cutting the students, killing three and inflicting very serious injuries on many.
The school, Jafi Primary School has now been shut, and the attacker arrested.
Kwaya Kusar is some 230 kilometres (150 miles) southwest of the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, which has been at the epicentre of Boko Haram’s Islamist insurgency.
Attacks on schools in the eight-year conflict have typically involved large groups of fighters armed with automatic weapons and explosives.
Secondary schools have been the main targets. In February 2014, armed militants killed at least 43 students as they slept at a boys’ boarding school in Buni Yadi, Yobe state.