Kwara State Government has debunked a rumour that the military are injecting school pupils in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of the state with a poisonous vaccine.
The rebuff was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser (SA) on Security to the Governor, Alhaji Amusa Bello, on Wednesday, in Ilorin.
Parents and guardians had on hearing the false alarm on the killer vaccination, hurriedly stormed schools to withdraw their wards.
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Both private and public schools in the area were stormed by concerned parents, as early 9 a.m. on hearing the rumour of the presence of vaccine injection team allegedly accompanied by soldiers in the town.
Traders and commercial motorcyclists, who had wards in schools around Omu-Aran, abandoned their business activities to vacate their wards from schools, in a bid to prevent them from being injected with the alleged poisonous vaccine.
Some schools locked their gates to stop the parents from withdrawing pupils and students.
Bello, has hence enjoined members of the public to disregard the rumour as neither the Nigerian Army nor any other security agencies were currently embarking on a vaccination exercise or any other health campaign in any part of the State.
He said, “The State Government calls on parents and guardians not to panic and to refrain from withdrawing their wards from schools based on this unfounded rumour.”
Meanwhile several state governments such as Ondo, Abia, among others have also debunked the false alarm on poisonous vaccination, circulating in their states.