Insight: Nigeria Islamists hit schools to destroy Western ideas




 
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July 14th, 2013  
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Topic: Insight: Nigeria Islamists hit schools to destroy Western ideas


By Isaac Abrak MAMUDO, Nigeria (Reuters) - They crept up to the school under cover of darkness, armed with petrol and automatic weapons. Most of the teachers and pupils had fled, but some students, one teacher and headmaster Adanu Haruna were still in the compound, one of many rural boarding schools in Nigeria surrounded by forest and farmland. "They made the students line up and strip naked, then they made the ones with pubic hair lie face down on the ground," Haruna said, eyes wide with horror at describing the attack on the iron-roofed school built by British colonizers in the 1950s. ...




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