As the death toll in the latest Boko Haram attack against sleeping secondary school students of Federal Government College, Buni Yadi in Yobe state, has increased to 59, from the 43 earlier given by officials the Federal Government says it will improve security around federal unity colleges.
The revised toll even came with the chilling story that the students were burnt to death.
“Some of the students’ bodies were burned to ashes,” Police Commissioner Sanusi Rufai said of the attack.
Bala Ajiya, an official at the Specialist Hospital Damaturu, told Newsmen in an interview that the death toll had risen to 59.
“Fresh bodies have been brought in. More bodies were discovered in the bush after the students who had escaped with bullet wounds died from their injuries,” he said.
Rufai said all those killed were boys. He said the school’s 24 buildings, including staff quarters, were completely burned to the ground
Condoling the Yobe state government over the incidence the Supervising Minister of Education, Chief Nyesom Wike, condemned the attack on the innocent students, said the ministry would continue “to liaise with security agencies and relevant stakeholders to improve security around all federal unity colleges”.
According to him, after receiving the news of the terrorist attack, immediately reached out to the management and staff of the school to commiserate with them.
Chief Nyesom Wike, also commiserated with the families of the bereaved and prayed God to grant the bereaved families the strength to bear the unfortunate loss.