Militants Murder Sleeping College Students

POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — A college provost says suspected Islamic militants gunned down students as they slept and killed as many as 50 in an early-morning attack in northeast Nigeria.

The official tells The Associated Press that the gunmen also torched classrooms in the attack today. The college is about 25 miles from the scene of similar school attacks.

The official says security forces are still recovering bodies so he could not give an exact death toll. He said about 1,000 students have fled.

Northeast Nigeria is in a military state of emergency against an Islamic uprising prosecuted by Boko Haram militants who have killed hundreds of civilians in their quest for an Islamic state.

Source: Associated Press