20 students of Federal Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa state shot dead by unknown gunmen!

At least 20 students have been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Mubi, Adamawa state according to a report on the BBC Hausa Service.

The attack happened at a student hostel away from the Federal Polytechnic, Mubi campus.

A lecturer claimed that more than 40 students had been killed but there has been no official comment. According to the lecturer, the students were rounded up, made to line up and then asked for their names. Some were killed, others were spared. It is not clear why some were spared, and some of those killed were Muslims.

According to him, most people are now staying indoors, while those leaving town are mostly students.

Only a few days ago, the Joint Task Force had conducted a major operation against insurgents in the town, killing a major Boko Haram figure, and arresting more than a hundred.