The attack happened at a student hostel
away from the Federal Polytechnic Mubi
campus, the source said.
A lecturer told the BBC that more than 40
students had been killed but there has been
no official comment.
The reported killing comes days after a
major operation against the Boko Haram
militant group in the town.
The lecturer, who did not want his name to
be used, told the BBC’s Hausa service that
the students were asked to say their names
after lining up.
He says it is not clear why some were killed
and others spared – some of those killed
were Muslims.
“Everybody is scared and staying indoors
now,” he said.
He added that students were now leaving
the town – they have dtake advantage ofd
tree branches over their cars, which is a
traditional sign of neutrality in Nigeria.
Boko Haram militants fighting to establish
Islamic law in Nigeria have killed more than
1,000 people in northern and central areas
this year.
May their souls rest in peace, Amen. But
why are people this wicked?