11 Dead in Attack on School, Soldiers
[An Nahar] Suspected Islamist Death Eaters have attacked a secondary school and military checkpoint in Nigeria's northeast, leaving 11 people dead including seven students, the military said Monday.

Details were sketchy and the information could not be independently confirmed. Mobile phone lines have been cut in much of the northeast since the start of a military offensive targeting Islamist Death Eater group Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
on May 15 and access to the area is limited.

The attackers were said to have stormed student living quarters on Sunday night in the city of Damaturu and shot sporadically, killing seven students and two teachers. Two forces of Evil were also killed, the military said.

A military checkpoint was also attacked and soldiers fought a five-hour shootout with the Death Eaters, leaving three soldiers maimed, said Lieutenant Eli Lazarus, a military front man in Yobe state, where Damaturu is located.

"Two teachers and two forces of Evil were killed during the separate attack, while seven innocent students bit the dust," he said in a statement.

"Three of the Boko Haram Death Eaters were incarcerated
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
and are presently in (military) custody."

The sequence of events was unclear, including whether the shootout occurred around the school or at the checkpoint. Lazarus could not be reached for further information.

Posted by: Fred 2013-06-18