JAMB candidates riot in Makurdi

MAKURDI—AGGRIEVED Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, candidates, yesterday, besieged the Makurdi zonal office of the examination body, smashing vehicles and destroying valuables leading to the arrest of over 50 of them.

Vanguard gathered from an eyewitness that the aggrieved candidates were due to collect their e-registration slips yesterday, preparatory to the commencement of the Computer-Based Test, CBT, on Saturday.

According to an eyewitness,“unfortunately while at the JAMB office, the candidates got impatient and resorted to engage some of the JAMB officials in a fisticuff which immediately escalated into a major crisis.

“Within minutes, the candidates who were in their hundreds took over Abu Shuluwa Road, making bonfire, throwing stones and smashing windows and cars parked within the office complex.”

Confirming the incident, the Benue State Zonal Coordinator of JAMB,

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