Friday, February 24, 2012

Militant group set school ablaze in Maiduguri, Nigeria

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday night set ablaze some classrooms and a store at Budun Primary School in the outskirt of Maiduguri metropolis.

Residents said there was a similar incident at Kulagumna Primary School along Ali Kotoko area of the metropolis on Tuesday.

No group has claimed responsibility of the attacks and this is the first time that a school was set ablaze by some people.

Resident Dahiru Musa ruled out the possibility of electrical fault at Budun Primary School. "There was no electricity in the school and no one sleeps in any of the classes," he said.

Musa said four classrooms and a store were set ablaze at the school shortly after Isha'I (night) prayer and the raging flames lasted for over three hours. "The fire burnt everything in the affected classes," he said.

Daily Trust

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