Over 5,000 Schools In Kaduna Remain Shut Over Fear Of Bandits’ Abductions

No fewer than 5,000 private and non-private major and secondary colleges in Kaduna State have remained shut in the meanwhile, because of the ravaging actions of the bandits and kidnappers who seem to have prioritised colleges within the state for assaults. 

The shutdown can be primarily based on a directive by the state authorities saying the suspension of resumption of each private and non-private colleges throughout the state. 

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According to the Annual School Census Report 2018/2019/February 2020 by the state ministry of training, over 5,000 pre-primary to senior secondary colleges, each personal and public, might be affected by the indefinite closure. 

The resumption of colleges was scheduled for August 9, however the state authorities on Friday mentioned this had now been halted “while awaiting further assessments by the security agencies.” 

The assertion was titled, ‘Military operations delay schools resumption, slow infrastructure projects in high-risk areas,’ and was collectively signed by the state Commissioner for Education, Shehu Mohammed, and his counterpart within the Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan. 

The authorities requested faculty authorities to adjust to the safety advisory and in addition directed the discontinuation of all infrastructure tasks at high-risk areas forthwith. 

The assertion learn, “The Kaduna State Government commends the military and police high commands for the ongoing security operations against armed bandits across the state. 

“The government praises the doggedness and courage of officers and troops carrying out air and ground operations around the Kaduna/Niger/Katsina/Plateau and Zamfara boundaries. Kaduna State Government has also requested the military and police high commands to expand the operations to newly identified hideouts. 

“As the security operations proceed, the Kaduna State Government has been advised to postpone the resumption of schools, previously scheduled for August 9, 2021, and to pause the continuation of infrastructure projects and constructions in high-risk areas, while awaiting further assessments by the security agencies. 

“The Kaduna State Government has accepted the security advisory, and hereby directs total compliance by all schools and agencies involved in delivering infrastructure projects at high-risk areas. New dates for school resumption will be announced based on security assessments.

“In light of the development, the state government appealed to the people of the state to show understanding and report any threats to security agencies.” 

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Over 5,000 Schools In Kaduna Remain Shut Over Fear Of Bandits’ Abductions

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