The students were shot lifeless as they slept in their dormitory at the faculty of Agriculture in Yobe condition.
North-eastern Nigeria is under circumstances of emergency amid an Islamist insurgency by the Boko Haram group.
Boko Haram is fighting with each other to overthrow Nigeria’sgovernment to make an Islamic condition and has launched lots of episodes on schools.
Casualty statistics from the latest strike vary, but an area politician told the BBC that around 50 students have been killed.
The politician said two vanloads of bodies have been taken up to a medical center in Yobe’s state capital, Damaturu.
A witness quoted by Reuters information company counted40 bodies at a healthcare facility, mainly those of teenagers thought to be students.
University provost Molima Idi Mato, talking with Associated Press, also said the real amount of deceased could be up to 50, adding that security pushes were recovering the systems which about 1 still,000 students had fled the campus.
A Nigerian army source told AP that troops had collected 42 bodies.
The gunmen set fire to classrooms also, a military spokesman in Yobe state, Lazarus Eli, told Agence France-Presse.
The college is within the rural Gujba district.
In May, Chief executive Goodluck Jonathan ordered a procedure against Boko Haram, and an ongoing condition of the crisis was declared for the north-East on 14 May.
Lots of the Islamist militants still left their bases in the north-east and assault initially fell, but revenge episodes quickly followed.
June in, Boko Haram completed two attacks on universities in your community.
At least nine children have killed in a college on the outskirts of Maiduguri, while 13 students and teachers were killed in a college in Damaturu.
In in the village of Mamudo in Yobe state July, Islamist militants attacked a school’s dormitories with guns and explosives, killing at least42 people, students mostly.
Boko Haram respect schools as symbolic of European culture.
The group’s name means “Western education is forbidden”.
Boko Haram is led by Abubakar Shekau.
In August that it could have killed him in a shoot-out the Nigerian army said.
However, a video released the other day purportedly demonstrated him alive.
Other earlier reports of his death later became unfounded.
Join our list
Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.