Gunmen kill at least 26 at Nigeria student housing

  • AFP, Lagos
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  • Updated: Oct 02, 2012 20:02 IST

Gunmen who opened fire in a student housing area near a polytechnic school in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday killed at least 26 people, a relief official said.

"For now, we have 26 confirmed dead," said the official of the shooting in the town of Mubi.

"Fifteen are injured and are being taken to the hospital... The military has taken over control of the area," added the official, who requested anonymity as he was not authorised to release casualty figures.


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