Nigerian School Assembly Blast Kills Dozens

At least 47 people have been killed and a further 79 injured following a blast at a school in the north-east of Nigeria.

A blast has killed 47 people and a further 79 people were injured at an assembly at a school in the north-east Nigerian town of Potiskum. The explosion occurred at a boys’ science and technical school in the town, police had said.

Militants from terrorist organisation Boko Haram are believed to have caused the blast, with the bomber believed to have been dressed in school uniform to sneak into the school. Police spokesperson Emmanuel Ojukwu said that the explosion occurred at 7:50am local time.

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