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30 killed in Nigeria school attack

Islamic extremists have killed 29 students and one teacher in an attack on a boarding school in north-east Nigeria.

Survivors being treated for burn and gunshot wounds say some students were burned alive in the attack before dawn on the Government Secondary School in Mamudo town in Yobe state.

As he wept over the bodies of his two boys, farmer Malam Abdullahi swore he would withdraw three remaining sons from a nearby school.

He complained there was no protection for students despite the deployment of thousands of troops since the government declared a state of emergency in mid-May in three north-eastern states.

Dozens of schools have been torched and unknown scores of students killed among more than 1,600 victims murdered by extremists since 2010.

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