Banditry: Kebbi Shuts Down Seven Schools

The recent abduction of students from a Federal Government College in Kebbi, has forced the Kebbi State Government to shut down seven schools.

Disclosing this was the Chairman of the National Union of Teachers, NUT, Kebbi chapter, Isah Arzika who said the schools shut down were the vulnerable ones.

Arzika said that the shut schools are in vulnerable areas of the state.

He noted the move was a proactive measure to further prevent recurrence of FGC, Birnin Yauri’s incident.

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“Police and vigilante groups have been deployed for monitoring and protection of schools.”

He added: “This is because principals are teachers, all the Directors at the Board are also teachers. It is the decision that we all took that is affecting us.

“Government has given us an order and option to take any necessary action as far as our schools are concerned. That we can close those schools which we think are not safe and prone to attacks in the areas close to the forest.

“I am not talking about only boarding schools, any school that is on the frontline areas and not safe, we would just ask the students to pack and go home, pending the time the situation normalises.”


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