News: Nigeria school blast in Potiskum kills dozens

Two children are treated at the general hospital in Potiskum, Nigeria on 10 November 2014
Parents of dozens of wounded children have gathered at the hospital in Potiskum
At least 46 students have been killed by a suicide bomber at a school assembly in the north-eastern Nigerian town of Potiskum, police have said.

A suicide bomber dressed as a student is believed to have caused the blast at the boys' school in Yobe state .

Police suggested the militant group Boko Haram carried out the attack.

Yobe state's governor has shut all public schools around Potiskum and criticised the government for not tackling the group.

In a statement governor Ibrahim Gaidam said: "Urgent action must be taken right now to restore a fast-waning public confidence by doing whatever it takes to stop the escalating violence."

Boko Haram has targeted schools during a deadly five-year insurgency aimed at establishing an Islamic state.

It is waging a sustained campaign to prevent children from going to school. It believes girls should not attend school and boys should only receive an Islamic education.
'Devastating attack'

The explosion ripped through the assembly hall at the Government Science Secondary School, reports say.

iReporter Network gathered that the attack had left 47 people dead, including the suicide bomber. Another 79 were wounded.

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Culled from BBC


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