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Nigeria: Teachers wounded in primary school shooting

Islamist militants are suspected of shooting teachers at a Nigerian primary school.

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Laborers from Niger collect water from an well in an unfinished compound on the outskirts of Warri. Tucked away throughout back corners of Warri's new developments are hordes of migrant laborers who have set up nomadic camps in the shells of the half-finished concrete mansions. Most of these young men migrated from Niger within the past two years, fleeing drought. (Samuel James/GlobalPost)

Men on motorbikes stormed a primary school in Nigeria today and opened fire on the teachers. Four teachers have been wounded. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack but the Boko Haram group is the most likely suspect, Reuters reported. The group's nickname literally translates into "Western education is sinful" and has targeted schools before. 

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"They made the teachers lie down on the ground, then there were gunshot sounds and everyone scampered to safety," Hauwa Jinjiri, a trader working on the school premises who witnessed the attack, told Reuters. 

"The gunmen shot and injured four teachers including the headmaster and fled but we have opened an investigation into the attack and have deployed policemen...for a manhunt," Kano state Police Commissioner Musa Daura told Agence France Presse.

The attack comes just several days after Islamists killed 7 foreign hostages in Nigeria

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