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Published On: Mon, Nov 10th, 2014

Nigeria: Muslim terrorists Boko Haram kills 47 in school bombing

“Western education is a sin” is the translation of Boko Haram, the Muslim terrorist group which terrorizes Nigeria and is responsible for the latest school attack which left over 47 dead.

Boko Haram logo   photo/Arnold Platon via wikimedia commons

Boko Haram logo photo/Arnold Platon via wikimedia commons

At least 47 people were killed and 79 were wounded Monday by a suicide bombing outside a school in northern Nigeria, police said. The attacker was disguised as a student when he set off the explosion in a government boarding school in the town of Potiskum, police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu said.

“We suspect Boko Haram is behind the attack,” Ojukwu said.

The explosion took place at 7:50 a.m. local time outside the principal’s office, where students had gathered for a daily speech.

“We were waiting for our teachers to come and address us at the assembly ground when we heard a huge explosion,” student Adamu Ibrahim said.

It was not immediately clear how many of the casualties were students.

Although no one‎ has claimed responsibility for the attack, Boko Haram is the prime suspect. The radical Sunni militant group has carried out deadly attacks on schools, universities, military bases, police stations and villages for the last five years. Just last week, a Boko Haram suicide bomber blew himself up in Potiskum amid a large crowd of Shiite Muslims holding the annual Ashura ceremony to commemorate the murder of Imam Husseyn, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.

Despite efforts from government officials, Boko Haram says there will be no ceasefire and the kidnapped schoolgirls were married off to Islamic husbands. More on that recent story HERE. They claim to seek the same outcome as ISIS, an Islamic State or caliphate, ruling by Sharia Law.

For a long and storied look at Boko Haram, brouse through our coverage which dates back several years now HERE

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