Suicide bomber in school uniform kills 47 in Nigeria

Screengrab taken on November 9, 2014 from a new Boko Haram video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group and obtained by AFP showing the group's leader Abubakar ShekauA suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber disguised in school uniform killed 47 students in northeast Nigeria on Monday, in one of the worst attacks against schools teaching a so-called Western curriculum. The explosion ripped through an all-boys school in Potiskum just as students gathered for morning assembly before classes began, causing panic and chaos. The massacre, described by President Goodluck Jonathan as a “dastardly attack”, came just a day after the release of a new Boko Haram video in which the Islamist group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, again rejected Nigerian government claims of a ceasefire and peace talks.

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