1 killed, 5 injured in Boko Haram suicide bombing in Nigeria college

Boko Haram dual attack in Nigerian college killed 1, 45 others were injured in the chaos.

By: Associated Press | Potiskum | Published:May 12, 2015 8:35 am
A student wounded during a suicide bomb attack at the College of Administrative and Business Studies  receives treatment at a hospital in Potiskum  Nigeria Friday, May 8, 2015. Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked a business school in northeast Nigeria on Friday with gunfire and two bomb blasts. A suicide bomber died when he blew himself up prematurely in the car park of the College of Administrative and Business Studies in Potiskum, according to a security officer and a hospital worker.  (AP Photo/Adamu Adamu) A student wounded during a suicide bomb attack at the College of Administrative and Business Studies receives treatment at a hospital in Potiskum Nigeria Friday, May 8, 2015. Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked a business school in northeast Nigeria on Friday with gunfire and two bomb blasts. (AP Photo)

A college attacked by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria says one of the five students wounded by gunfire has died.

A notice posted at the College of Business and Administrative Studies in Potiskum town says Musa Umar Gamari died yesterday.

A suicide bomber and a gunman attacked the school on Saturday with gunfire and two explosions before they were overcome by police and soldiers.

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Another 45 people injured themselves by jumping out of windows and scaling walls to escape.

It was the first school attack reported since a 3-month-old multinational offensive drove the Islamic extremists out of towns seized last year. Nigeria’s military says the main fighting force is hemmed into the Sambisa Forest where they are being pursued.

The nickname Boko Haram means “Western education is sinful.”

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