Borno State government (North east Nigeria) has closed down 37 primary schools in Maiduguri the state capital over confusion and pandemonium following alleged forced vaccination by the army against monkey pox. This happened on Thursday, 19/10/17.

In an interview with News Agency of Nigeria, Alhaji Shettima Kullima, the chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board, said the schools would remain closed until further notice.
He dismissed the allegation of monkey pox vaccination as false and misleading, being perpetrated by mischief makers.
According to the State Health Management Development Agency, no vaccination is going on at the moment in Borno State.

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