218. The Government Secondary school in Mamudo in Yobe state
This is an odd post even for this blog. Normally when we write about a place it is because the children have mailed us with information about poor treatment. Normally the employees are responsible. Sometime it is just a negative peer group experience based on a toxic environment which the school allows to exist.
However in this case the students seemed to like the school. But some people in the community didn’t like the education provided. The youth would be become too informed to support the criminals cause. So they decided to attack the school with weapons and kill some students so the parents would pull their children and the entire community will sink down having only an uneducated population to support it.
A school like this should have a strong security. It should have guards. However the level of the security was too low and criminals were able to enter the school and kill some of the students. 42 students died.
It is safe to say that it was not fun as a child to be victim for such criminals.
- Gunmen Kill 42 in Attack on Nigerian School (VoaNews)
- Islamic extremists burn children alive during attack on boarding school in Nigeria which left 30 dead (The Daily Mail)
- Yobe State school shooting (Wikipedia)