A suicide bomber disguised as a student detonated a bomb at a boarding school in northern Nigeria. The bomb killed approximately 50 boys who were between the ages of 10 and 20.
The bomber was wearing the school uniform when he appeared at the morning assembly at the school. When asked why he was not wearing the school’s badge, he knelt and detonated the bomb.
Northern Nigeria has been under attack by Islamist insurgents, and the group Boko Haram has targeted non-Quranic schools. Monday’s bombing is one of the worst attacks so far.