Insecurity: Nasarawa govt orders closure of schools

THE Nasarawa State government has ordered the closure of public and private schools in the state over fears of terrorist attacks.

The state government, in a statement released on Wednesday, said governor Abdullahi Sule ordered the closure of schools with immediate effect as a precautionary measure after a review of current security threats in the neighbouring Federal Capital Territory (FCT).


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Commissioner for Education, Fatu Jimaita Sabo explained that the directive exempts graduating students in secondary schools who are taking their final examinations.

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The commissioner, however, said residents of the state should not panic, noting that the decision was a proactive step taken to safeguard lives.

“We are appealing to parents not to panic. We all know that Nasarawa State is safe but this decision was taken as a proactive measure to ensure that our children are safe and continue to remain safe.

“We want to also appeal to our principals and heads of respective schools, to also ensure that while we are closing these schools, we do it in an orderly manner.

“There’s no threat to any life or property as at now in Nasarawa State. And as I mentioned, it’s just part of government’s proactive measure.




     

     

    “We are all aware, that His Excellency, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has always prioritized security and safety of lives and property in Nasarawa State,” the commissioner said.

    The development is coming on the heels of the closure of public and private schools in the FCT over fears of terrorist attacks.

    The Ministry of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) had ordered the closure of all schools in Abuja due to fears of attacks by terrorists and bandits.

    The ICIR reported that the management of Veritas University, Abuja, shut the institution over security threats in the FCT.

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