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Kebbi attack: Government shuts down seven schools over safety concerns

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The Authorities of Kebbi State has closed seven faculties following the latest abduction of scholars and lecturers of Federal Authorities Faculty(FGC) Birnin Yauri by bandits.

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Recall that armed males, suspected to be bandits, had kidnapped college students and lecturers of the faculty, on Thursday within the state.

One of many college students kidnapped from the college was shot useless throughout a gun duel between troopers and the abductors.

Following the event, the Nigerian Military earlier confirmed that 5 of the kidnapped college students and two lecturers had been rescued.

Nonetheless, the Chairman of the Nationwide Union of Academics (NUT), Kebbi state, Isah Arzika, throughout an interview with newsmen, mentioned the colleges had been shut as a result of they’re in weak areas of the state and might be delicate targets of bandits.

He famous that the transfer was a proactive measure to additional stop the recurrence of FGC, Birnin Yauri’s incident.

“Authorities has given us an order and choice to take any crucial motion so far as our faculties are involved. That we are able to shut these faculties which we predict are usually not protected and susceptible to assaults within the areas near the forest.

“I’m not speaking about solely boarding faculties, any faculty that’s on the frontline areas and never protected, we might ask the scholars to go house, pending the time the scenario normalises,” he mentioned.

He additional revealed that the bandits have contacted mother and father and households of the kidnapped college students however no ransom has been demanded.

“They collected the contacts of fogeys and lecturers from the abductees and thereafter made calls to inform them that their kids and other people had been of their custody however by no means requested for a ransom.

“Seven faculties in that space have been closed and extra will likely be closed if we realise the scenario continues to be protected for the lecturers and college students,” he added.

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