Boko Haram kills JAMB candidates, several others in multiple attacks

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No fewer than 210 persons, including UTME candidates were killed in multiple attacks orchestrated by members of the Boko Haram sect in the volatile Borno State between Thursday and Friday.

The JAMB candidates who lost their lives in the attacks were said to be on their way to various exams centres at Dikwa, Kala Balge, Gambulga and Gwoza towns.

The Senator representing Borno Central Senatorial District, Ahmed Zannah who confirmed the attack to newsmen accused the military of complicity.

“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,” he added.

In a similar attack on Thursday, gunmen believed to be Boko Haram members also attacked Kala Balge town about 100km away from Dikwa and killed three villagers.

The senator claimed that the attackers were all clad in military attires and spoke English language fluently.

He said, “It is a must for me to speak since the people 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 pained and would not have spoken but definitely my conscience will not let me do that.”

The embittered Senator claimed that 210 people were massacred by the gunmen, who invaded the towns in two armored personnel cars and seven double cabin pickups.

According to him, they attacked a Teachers College in Dikwa and killed seven people, burnt down the school library and administrative block.

Speaking further, Ahmed said Kala Balge was the most affected community as 60 were left dead after the attack, adding that after they had left there, they attacked three other towns in the area where a total of 150 persons were killed.

Source: Daily Post

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