Reports emerged today of the brutal and seemingly cold- blooded killing of students of Federal Polytechnic , Mubi in Adamawa state late Monday night by unknown gunmen .The news of the killing in the students’ hostel came as a rude shock to Nigerians that have been battling with mindless killings and bombings in recent times.No group claimed responsibility for the attacks at the time of this report.
But the Mubi killing was particularly galling as it seemed to be premeditated.Reuters quoted Adamawa police spokesman Mohammed Ibrahim who said ,”We learned that when they came for the attack, they called out the names of some of the victims and killed them as they came out. Some they left alone, which gives us a clue that this was the work of insiders,”. He said the death toll was 25.Other reports quote a higher figure.
It also reported the state’s police spokesman as having said student halls had been raided by police last week as part of a sweep against Boko Haram militants. During the raid, police recovered weapons including a rocket propelled grenade, dozens of homemade bombs, knives and automatic assault rifles. He added that it could not be ruled out that Boko Haram militants who had infiltrated the students were behind it,according to the news agency.
But Yushau Shuaib spokesman of NEMA was reported by same news agency as having said “The crisis in Mubi is suspected to have been fuelled by campus politics after the election … the ones who were disgruntled might have … (carried out) the attack.”