Teachers at the remote Federal Government College boarding school in Buni Yadi have revealed that as many as 43 students had been killed in the assault which began early on Tuesday morning. All the dead were boys and some of the bodies were reportedly burned to ashes".
Residents of the town of Buni Yadi said the attackers struck at night, slitting the throats of some students and shooting others.
Boko Haram tends to attack schools that teach Nigeria's national curriculum which the militants consider to be Western.
This is not the first time Boko Haram is carrying out a massacre of innocent students in Yobe State.