SAD NEWS Boko Haram kills Multitudes of UTME Candidates in Borno
Socres of students travelling to write the Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination in Borno State have been
reportedly killed by the Boko Haram sect.
They were among several persons that lost their lives in
multiple attacks unleashed by the dreaded sect in four
The Senator representing Borno Central in the Senate, Zannah
Ahmed, on Friday, accused the military of complicity in
Thursday attack on part of troubled Borno State where he
claimed that 210 people were killed in attacks on four towns.
The towns included Dikwa, Kala Balge, Gambulga and Gwoza.
The senator claimed that the attackers were all dressed in
military uniforms and spoke English language.
This was a departure from the Hausa and Kanuri language
spoken by the Boko Haram insurgents.
He even lamented that authorities of the military post in
Gamboru, which purportedly received a distressed call from
the people of Kala Balge avoided the town, claiming that it was
not in its area of command.
The senator who said he was compelled to speak out because
his people were being killed on a daily basis, added â€œwhat
happened in Borno was beyond understanding.â€
He said: â€œIt 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.â€
He alleged that 210 people were slaughtered by marauders,
who dressed in military uniforms and attacked 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
He said Kala Balge was the most devastated as 60 people were
killed by the armed men who went on the rampage.
He said after they left Kala Balge they attacked three other
towns in the area where a total of 150 persons were killed.
Our correspondent made repeated efforts to call the
Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade,
without success as the calls to his mobile telephone line did
Our correspondent also sent a text message to the Defence
Spokesman which had not been replied as of the time of filing
A security source, however, said that the insurgents laid
ambush for a group of students who were on their way to Biu
from Maiduguri to write Senior the Joint Admission and
Matriculation Board Examination scheduled for Saturday
It was learnt that the JAMB candidates were riding in eight
vehicles were they ran into the insurgents ambush.
It was, however, not clear whether the insurgents got the all
occupants of the eight vehicles or not.
He stated however that the incident took place on Wednesday
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