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Nigerian Military: Phones Down at Time of School Attack

The Nigerian military says bad phone lines prevented soldiers from responding to an attack on a school early Tuesday that killed nearly 60 people. A spokesman for the Nigerian Joint Task Force, Eli Lazarus, says there were soldiers stationed near the Federal Government College Buni Yadi but because the phones were not working, nobody could reach them. He says unidentified assailants attacked the school around 2 a.m. Tuesday, setting fire to buildings and killing students as they...

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