Gunmen opened fire at a school in Northern Nigeria and a bomb was detonated in a dormitory, witnesses have reported.
The gunmen arrived at the College of Administrative and Business Studies in Potiskum, northern part of Nigeria around 7 am on Friday, and opened fire at the school gate.
The attackers kept shooting as they jumped the school wall and detonated a bomb at the student dorm, according to witnesses.
It was gathered that soldiers and police officers rushed to the school to confront attackers in a firefight.
It was too early to know if there are casualties. But it is understood most students were already in classrooms.
It is the first school attack reported since a three-month-old multinational offensive has driven Boko Haram out of towns and villages seized last year. Boko Haram means “Western education is sinful.”
Troops from neighbouring countries joined the fight as Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic extremist group began attacking across borders.
Nigeria’s military says the main fighting force of Boko Haram has fled to strongholds in the vast Sambisa Forest.
Nigerian troops rescued over 1,oo0 girls and women held in captivity in the Sambisa Forest by the insurgents and destroyed about 20 camps.