47 killed in Nigerian school bomb attack

47 killed in Nigerian school bomb attack

At least 47 people have been killed and nearly 80 others injured, following a suicide bomb attack on a secondary school in Nigeria.

The explosion ripped through an all-boys school in the north-east town of Potsikum, just as students gathered for morning assembly.

The bomber reportedly disguised himself by dressing as a student.

The majority of those killed are believed to be teenage pupils.

No one is yet to claim responsibility for the attack, but the Nigerian government is blaming militant group Boko Haram, who is notorious for its attacks on schools and children.

It comes just a day after Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, again rejected a call from the Nigerian government for a ceasefire.

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