No JAMB candidate killed by Boko Haram, says police chief


The Commissioner of Police in Borno State, Alhaji Lawal Tanko, said no candidate for JAMB examination on Saturday was killed in the state.

Tanko was reacting to an online report that 200 candidates were killed in one of the centres in Maiduguri by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

“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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“I do not rule out the possibility of attacks on one or two candidates on their way to the venues or back home. I have not received any report of attacks on candidates either on their way to the examination or back home’’, he said.

He advised journalists to always cross check information before going to press to avoid creating panic and disorder.

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