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Students gunned down at Nigerian college

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As many as 50 students have been killed by suspected Islamic extremists in Nigeria in an attack on an agricultural college.

Dozens were gunned down as they slept in dormitories which were also set alight.

It is the latest report of violence in northeastern Nigeria’s ongoing Islamic uprising.

The region is under a military state of emergency to battle Islamic militants, Boko Haram.

The group has killed more than 1,700 people since 2010 in their quest to install an Islamic state, though half the country’s 160 million citizens are Christian.