Yobe death toll still 29 – PTA chairman

By Duku Joel
In Nigeria News Feed
Feb 26th, 2014
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The Chairman of Parents Teachers’ Association of Federal Government College, Buni Yadi, Engr. Mohammed Kati Machina, has described as misleading the arbitrary figures of Monday night attack, presented by the media.

The PTA chairman, who spoke exclusively with The Nation in Damaturu, maintained that the attack death toll still stands at 29.

“We have an authentic report from the hospital and what we gathered is that only 29 students were killed. 21 students were killed by gunshots while eight were burnt. 11 were injured and three were admitted at the specialist hospital in Damaturu.

“Some of the injured students have been taken away by their parents. Out of the 10 dead bodies that were brought to Damaturu, two were burnt beyond recognition,” Engr. Machina explained.

The PTA chairman called on the Federal Government to provide security around all schools in the country especially Yobe and Borno States.

He extended his condolences to the families that lost their children in the attack.

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