Barely 24 hours after gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram members, Sunday night, killed seven students and two teachers of Government Secondary School, Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, five students and 13 civilians were, Monday, killed in separate attacks by suspected Boko Haram sect in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Our correspondent gathered that five of the students killed were writing the ongoing National Examination Council, NECO, examinationswhen the gunmen stormed Ansarudin, a private primary/secondary school in Jajeri ward of the metropolis and opened fire in the hall, fewminutes after the examination started.
An eye witness who pleaded anonymity for security reasons toldVanguardthat one of the victims was impersonating a candidate as hewas writing the exams for somebody else, before he met his untimelydeath at about 3pm when the gunmen struck.
He said apart from the killing of the NECO candidates and the 13 people in Alau Dam, another female NECO official/supervisor was lynched by the suspected Boko Haram sect while on her way to administer questioneers to candidates in one of the schools in the metropolis.
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