At Least 48 Students Dead In Nigeria After Suicide Attack

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A suicide bomber reportedly dressed in a school uniform set off a bomb that killed at least 48 students at a school in Nigeria this morning. The students had gathered for a morning assembly at the Government Technical Science College in the northeastern Nigerian city of Potiskum.

A suicide bombing in the same city last week killed 30 people, and authorities are blaming the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram for both attacks. The group is known for its strong opposition to modern education. In April, the group kidnapped nearly 300 girls from a school in Northern Nigeria.

Boko Haram has not claimed responsibility for the latest attacks.

In a separate development, the French news agency AFP has obtained a video showing Boko Haram's leader moving openly in an unidentified city while saying, "We have indeed established an Islamic Caliphate."

The BBC's Tommy Oladipo joins Here & Now's Sacha Pfeiffer with details.

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  • Tommy Oladipo, correspondent for the BBC.

This segment aired on November 10, 2014.


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