State in northeast Nigeria shuts schools after Islamist killings

By Reuters | Fri, 21 Mar 2014 17:36 PM
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By Lanre Ola

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, March 21 (Reuters) - Nigeria's northeasterly Borno state has ordered all of its schools to shut to protect children after Islamists killed dozens of pupils in an attack last month, an official from the state Education Ministry and several parents said on Friday.

Security officials said the militant Boko Haram group had shot or burned to death at least 29 pupils in a ...

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