October 2nd, 2012
08:56 AM ET

Gunmen attack student facility in Nigeria

Gunmen in Mubi, Nigeria, on Tuesday attacked a student facility at the Federal Polytechnic University, leaving several casualties, according to Yuhau Shuaib, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency.

Shuaib said the exact number of casualties is unknown.

CNN will provide more details as they become available.

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  1. morerelevantAmericanNews

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    October 2, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Curt Nickel

    Where is your news about the Border Agent shot today or'Fast and Furious' or why we didn't protect our Ambassador???????

    October 2, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. John Smith from Los Angeles

    Bet you a dollar this story will evolve to implicate Nigeria's Al Qaeda – Boko Haram. Another obama foreign policy success story. He has made the world safe for Al Qaeda. obama voters, these students were lined up, required to read their names, and stabbed to death. Their blood is on your hands.

    October 2, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      Wow, John Smith, that's a lot to assume from a very short article about GUNMEN attacking this school.

      I hope CNN DOES update this story.
      Sad.

      October 2, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And I notice that you must have read PT's post yesterday, lol.

      October 2, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Marco

    Wow ! Isn't this where Obama is from ? It was here or Kenya wasn't it?

    October 2, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • John Smith from Los Angeles

      No, Obama's putative father was from Kenya. He was an anti colonialist communit. His grandfather was a Mau Mau terrorist. I'm still aghast that obama was elected president of the United States. This is worse than the vandals sacking Rome. Never has a society fallen so fast. When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, in my wildest dreams I never imagined America would elect a socialist within twenty years. It's over. You're a witness to history.

      October 2, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      Same difference, cuz its africa right? You probably think Indonesia is in Africa too, I suppose.

      October 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Nigeria predominantly Christian in the South and Muslim in the North has a long history of sectarian violence in the middle region of mixed religious community.
    The violence and tactics of the terrorist group Boko Haram spiked since July of 2009 when its leader Yousef was captured and executed by Nigerian authorities along with 800 of its members. Our State dept now hints at Al Qaeda getting a hand in all this.
    According to the Opposition politician Baba the underlying causes for the violence are socio-economic. Poverty, illiteracy, rising cost of living etc. She is struggling to bring that in focus.

    October 2, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Heff1958

      Obama must be from the north part. Where the Muslims live.

      October 2, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. Heff1958

    I bet Obama is brushing up on his lies for tomorrows debate. We wish he would have stayed over there in Indonesia with his Muslim brothers.

    October 2, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. saywhat

    @Heff
    Great and intellectually uplifting analysis on what drives the President of US of A. lol
    American foreign policy failures germinating from the insanity of Bush-Cheny era of infamy which took us to the brink may have pushed us over the cliff had that insanity continued.
    We desperately mired in Iraq and Afghanistan , need some semblance of cool and rationality to steer us back to a path which gets us back to a position of maneuverability geo-politically. President Obama is our hope. Romney & co the way to our undoing.

    October 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mary

      Good Afternoon saywhat, As I said yesterday, Romney is the goofball that the republican party has presented since I can remember. Therefore, It's RIGGED! Even a deaf, dumb,blind, BLOND... could see this coming.
      My apologies to the deaf, dumb, blind people

      October 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • George

      Wow. Crazy poor analysis, @saywhat. You never change. Let's recap: The only thing obama has done right is continue Bush's aggressive drone policy. What he's done wrong crates a long list: No long term detention policy to hold known terrorists, no enhanced interrogations to obtain time sensitive information, releasing recidivist Guantanamo terrorists who have gone on to kill servicemembers and an ambassador, completely mismanaging the Arab Spring to expand safe havens within which Al Qaeda operates, permitted Iran's advancement of nuclear weapons, done nothing to gain control over Syria's poison gas presently stored in sites accessible to hezbollaha and Al Qaeda terrorists...

      Oh, I forgot that he turned NASA into a muslim outreach program. Would you count that as good or bad? Your judgment is so poor a safe bet is to do the opposite of whatever you recommend.

      October 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Good afternoon to you too @Mary
    Thanks@George
    For recapping and reminding Americans precisely what was sown by the previous admn. Your list of President Obama's failures revolves around holding and interrogating detainees and that is the extent of your perception of the foreign policy. Iran's 'advancement of nuclear weapons" ? Where did you get that? There is no such thing and that has been made pretty clear. The sanctions are now taking their toll and if it were not for that lunatic Netanyahu and his equally loony cohorts we would have been able to engage and contain Iran thru diplomacy by now.

    October 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. saywhat

    As for the 'Arab spring' the resentment that resulted in the ground swell in places like Tunisia and Egypt had nothing to do with President Obama. American policies in the M.East and our penchant for nurturing oppressive regimes who serve our interests were bound to create stir sooner or later. Libya and Syria are not showcasing 'Arab spring'. We wanted Ghaddafi out no matter what and that was the push from both sides of the isle primarily from voices like those of McCain and like minded. We aided and abetted the rebels including elements of Al Qaeda and committing the same blunder in Syria wanting Assad out. In Syria despite Israel,S.Arab alliance we are not in a position to take unilateral military action . Which would be very unwise. Other powers especially China and Russia are not on board.
    NASA into a muslim outreach program? Now absurdity has to have its limits even with a mindset your posts reflect.
    And as for your last comment I am sure Americans are aware of what led us to the mess we are in now without any recommendations from an ordinary American like me and can form a well informed opinion.

    October 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • George

      Got it. America's fault generally, George Bush's fault specifically. Somehow, that's what I thought you'd say, Al Qaeda minister of propaganda. Hurry or you'll be late for your five o-clock prayers: Allah Akbar!

      October 2, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sal

    If you want marijuan legalized, vote for Obama second term.

    October 2, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. saywhat

    @George
    get a hold o'yourself ,man. Al-Qaeda minister of propaganda? Five o-clock prayer?

    Folks, read Dennis Kucinich's article "Iraq: Ten years, a Million lives & Trillion of Dollars later" in Common Dreams.com today. But then perhaps he too is Al-Qaeda 's minister of Propaganda. In fact all those who try to understand what went wrong and how and get a sense of where we have been going are to be dubbed Al-Qaeda if @George has his way.

    October 3, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse | Reply

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