UN chief condemns "brutal slaying" of Nigerian students

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Source: UN Cartographic Section, DFS

The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned what he has described as the "brutal slaying" on Tuesday of dozens of students at a college in north-eastern Nigeria.

At least 29 teenage boys reportedly died in the attack by unidentified gunmen on the Federal Government College of Buni Yadi in Yobe state.

The region has been prone to attacks by Islamic militants.

In the past they have targeted civilians, including students and worshippers, politicians, members of Government institutions and foreign nationals.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Ban Ki-moon said he was deeply concerned about the increasing frequency and brutality of attacks against educational institutions in the north of the country.

He voiced the hope that the perpetrators would be swiftly brought to justice.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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