Please pray for Nigeria and the wounded/families of at least 47 victims of a suicide attack today in Potiskum in Northern Nigeria.
The suicide bomber dressed like a student to gain access to the all-boy school. It is suspected that the bomb was concealed in a book bag.
Schools in Yobe state (where Potiskum is located) have been frequently attacked by Boko Haram militants. Last week, a suicide bombing killed 15 people in the town.
Boko Haram (which means ““Western education is forbidden” in the Hausa language”) is waging a sustained campaign to prevent children from going to school. It believes girls should not attend school and boys should only receive an Islamic education.