Nigeria Students Targeted in Suicide Attack in Potiskum

A student wounded during a suicide bomb attack at the College of Administrative and Business Studies receives treatment at a hospital in Potiskum Nigeria Friday, May 8, 2015. Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked a business school in northeast Nigeria on Friday with gunfire and two bomb blasts. A suicide bomber died when he blew himself up prematurely in the car park of the College of Administrative and Business Studies in Potiskum, according to a security officer and a hospital worker. (AP Photo/Adamu Adamu)
A student wounded during a suicide bomb attack at the College of Administrative and Business Studies receives treatment at a hospital in Potiskum Nigeria Friday, May 8, 2015. Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked a business school in northeast Nigeria on Friday with gunfire and two bomb blasts. A suicide bomber died when he blew himself up prematurely in the car park of the College of Administrative and Business Studies in Potiskum, according to a security officer and a hospital worker. (AP Photo/Adamu Adamu)
A student wounded during a suicide bomb attack at the College of Administrative and Business Studies receives treatment at a hospital in Potiskum Nigeria Friday, May 8, 2015. Suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked a business school in northeast Nigeria on Friday with gunfire and two bomb blasts. A suicide bomber died when he blew himself up prematurely in the car park of the College of Administrative and Business Studies in Potiskum, according to a security officer and a hospital worker. (AP Photo/Adamu Adamu)

(BBC) – Two militants have attacked a business college in Potiskum in the north-eastern Nigerian state of Yobe.

At least six students were seriously injured by gunfire, but dozens more were hurt as they tried to escape.

The gunman was accompanied by a suicide bomber, who blew himself up in the car park.

No-one so far has said they were behind the attack but the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has carried out similar raids in the town .

The name Boko Haram, loosely translated from the region’s Hausa language, means “Western education is forbidden”.

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