Boko Haram Kill Students Writing JAMB Exam In Northern Nigeria

Borno, Nigeria.

Suspected Boko Haram militants are said to have killed about 210 people between thursday and Friday in remote areas of Borno State.

According to Nigeria Daily Post, the JAMB candidates who lost their lives in the attacks were said to have been on their way to various exams centres at Dikwa, Kala Balge, Gambulga and Gwoza towns.

The Senator for the Borno Central district Ahmed Zannah has accused the military of being involved in the attack.

Speaking to the press, the Senator stated,  “There was a siege on one of the schools in Dikwa town just after midnight on Thursday. I got to know from my people in the area that the hoodlums attacked a school, killed three teachers and two security men on duty; they also razed the school library and escaped into the night through the bushes.”

The attackers are reported to have continued on their killing spree, attacking villagers in nearby towns of Dikwa and Balge.

Senator Zannah claims that the suspected militants wore military kits and came well prepared in armour tanks and pick up trucks.

“It is a must for me to speak since people’s lives are involved and they are my people. All these are happening in my constituency and it will be wrong to keep quiet. I feel so much pain and would not have spoken, but definitely my conscience will not let me do that.”


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