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Students were warned of Garissa attack but thought it was April fools joke

02 April 2015, 11:40 Victor Tinto in Garissa

Nairobi - Students were warned of an attack at the Garissa University College but thought it was an April Fool's day joke.

Students News24 spoke to say that there had been warning messages and notices placed in the school compound that warned of planned terror attacks and urged vigilance.

The students though, most anyway took it for a Fool's day prank.

" There were notices and we were warned, but it was April 1, who thought it was serious," Ali Noor a third year business student, who was lucky to escape as he slept at a friend's place outside the campus.

" It was a joke. It is the holidays so we were all in a good mood. It is sad that it was actually true," a shocked Noor said.

Noor said that he has friends who he thinks are stuck in the university hostel who he cannot reach as their phones are off.

" I have friends there. I hope they are okay," a shaken Noor adds.

A prior notice had also been placed at different Universities in the country, warning of impending attacks on an unnamed institution.

The Al Shabaab militia group has already taken responsibility for the attack.

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