Police Debunks Death Of Jamb Candidates In Borno

Following the nationwide UTME exams carried out yesterday in the country, the Police have come out to debunk reports that some applicants lost their lives in Maiduguri.

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The Commissioner of Police in Borno State, Lawal Tanko, said there were no incidents involving the death of Jamb candidates in Borno state, during or after the nationwide exams.

Mr. Tanko made this declaration in response to news carried on in the country, about 200 candidates who sat for Jamb being killed by members of Boko Haram in Maiduguri.

The Commissioner stated that he knew nothing of any such reports as the exams were carried on peacefully and the candidates returned home safely after writing the exams under his personal supervision.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN): “I was directly in charge of the police operations to ensure safety of the candidates in all the examination venues in Maiduguri.

“We conducted the examination in peace without any incident in all the centres in Maiduguri.

“As I speak to you, the students are on their way back home.

“So, I do not know which attack you are talking about in a JAMB centre in Maiduguri.”

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