(GUARDIAN EXPRESS) Boston Globe World reports that in Potiskum, Nigeria, Islamic militants attacked a boarding school before dawn on Saturday, dousing a dormitory in fuel and lighting it as students slept. At least 29 students and one teacher were killed in one of the deadliest attacks yet on a school. Muslim extremists in Nigeria have already been bombing churches and attacking schools, and now they are killing children.
Authorities assign responsibility for the attack on the extremist group Boko Haram, which has been behind a series of recent attacks on schools in the region. One was an armed assault on children taking exams in a classroom.
In the dormitory murders, one survivor reported that he suffered the loss four fingers on his right hand when he raised it in reflexive self-defense. The shooter moved on and his life was spared.