Dozens of students killed in Nigerian school

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) - Survivors say suspected Islamic militants have killed dozens of students in a predawn attack on a northeast Nigerian college, setting ablaze a locked hostel and shooting and slitting the throats of those who escaped through windows. Some were burned alive.

One teacher estimates that 40 students died in the assault that began around 2 a.m. today at the Federal Government College Buni Yadi.

A military spokesman says soldiers still are gathering corpses so he's not able to give an exact toll.

It is the latest in a string of attacks blamed on Boko Haram the name means Western education is forbidden - that has caused regional officials to charge the military is losing its war to halt an Islamic uprising in Africa's biggest oil producer.

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