Today In Nigerian History: 25th February

Shehu Shagari

On this day in 1925 Alh. Shehu Usman Aliyu Shagari, Turakin Sakkwato, was born. He served as the President of Second Republic (1979–1983). ..

– Also on this day in 2007, riot police were deployed to quell communal clashes that have claimed several lives in the southern oil-rich Ogoniland.

Anti-riot policemen were sent to contain the violence in Bodo and Mogho, in Rivers State, where several people have been killed in the past four days, and dozens of houses and vehicles destroyed.

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In Buni Yadi, Yobe State, on this day in 2014, gunmen from the Islamist group Boko Haram stormed a boarding school and killed 59 people, many of whom died in flames as the school was burned to the ground.

Some of the students bodies were burned to ashes but female students were spared in the attack. The attackers went to the female dormitories and told the young women to go home, get married and abandon the Western education.

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