Tribune reports it--
BARELY a few days to the commencement of the Unified Tertiary
Matriculations Examination (UTME), the Registrar/Chief Executive of the
Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu
Ojerinde, narrowly escaped being killed on Monday.
The JAMB boss disclosed how he escaped an alleged attempt on his
life, as his house in Abuja was attacked by gunmen suspected to be hired
assassins on Monday night.
The intruders were said to have scaled the fence of the house,
entered through the back door and gained entrance into the house
unnoticed, since the security men attached to the compound were
stationed at the gate of the house.
Professor Ojerinde noted that according to the story narrated to him
by the children and relations, who were staying with him, they were
terrorised while the operation lasted, as the assailants continuously
asked for him, searching everywhere in the house.
Ojerinde, who had travelled officially in preparation for the UTME
slated for tomorrow, said nothing was taken out of the residence despite
the thorough search conducted on the compound.
He informed that the incident had been reported to Maitama police
area command, with the divisional oolice officer in charge of the
command, Danladi Isa, confirming the story, noting that the command had
swung into action to unravel the motive behind the mission of the
Meanwhile, the police personnel attached to the house have been
arrested, detained and are being interrogated, including other private