DAMATURU, Nigeria, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Several students were killed in a college in Nigeria's northeastern state of Yobe when gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram members unleashed terror on Sunday morning, sources reported.
The College of Agriculture, located in Gujba, 50 km south of Damaturu, the state capital, came under attack by gunmen who shot mindlessly at students, an official who craved for anonymity said.
"Several dead bodies have been recovered from bushes, classrooms and hostels, within and outside the school premises," the source told a Xinhua reporter.
More corpses are still being recovered as rescuers have begun to comb the area for other dead or injured victims, the source added.
Abdullahi Garba, a student of the college, recounted his experience, saying the gunmen shot sporadically.
"Surviving students are at the moment fleeing the school premises. We really want to reunite with our families right now," he said.
Most of the students have fears for more attacks by the gunmen, he noted.
Security agencies were yet to confirm the attack or number of casualties as at the time of filing this report.
On July 6, at least 29 pupils and a teacher were killed by suspected Boko Haram members in a pre-dawn attack on a school in Yobe State.
Yobe State, in the volatile northeastern region of Nigeria, is one of three states where President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of emergency in May, sending thousands of troops to the area.
The Boko Haram sect seeks to enshrine the Islamic sharia law into the constitution and declares war against Western education.