The Kwara Government has denied rumours that soldiers are injecting school pupils in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of the state with killer vaccines.
Special Adviser on Security to the Governor, Amusa Bello, made the denial in a statement on Wednesday in Ilorin.
Parents and guardians had on hearing the rumour rushed to schools to withdraw their wards.
They besieged both private and public schools in the area as early 9 a.m. on hearing the rumour of the presence of vaccine injection team allegedly accompanied by soldiers in the town.
Some of the parents, mostly traders and commercial motorcyclists, abandoned their businesses to withdraw their wards from schools to prevent them from being injected with the alleged vaccine.
Some schools had to lock their gates to prevent the parents from gaining entrance to remove the students.
The Adviser, therefore, advised members of the public to ignore the rumour as neither the Nigerian Army nor any other security agency was currently undertaking a vaccination exercise or any other health campaign in any part of the State.
“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,” he said.