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Nigerian government shuts down Abuja school over insecurity

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THE Nigerian government has ordered the immediate closure of one of its colleges, the Federal Government College Kwali, located in Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, gave the directive Monday morning, according to a statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations in the ministry, Bem Goong.

Adamu was quoted as saying the closure became necessary following a security breach on Sheda and Lambata villages, suburbs of Kwali Area Council, which he said threatened the school.

The minister said the timely intervention of security agencies saved the communities and the school.

“Adamu Adamu also directed that arrangements should be made for final year students to conclude their NECO examinations.

“The Minister has also directed principals of unity colleges across the country to liaise with security agencies within their jurisdictions in order to forestall any security breach in our schools.”

The ICIR reports that concerns over insecurity in Abuja have heightened since members of the Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP)  blew up the Kuje medium correctional facility on July 5, freeing all 64 suspected terrorists and over 800 other inmates.

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The Nigerian government said the terrorists came with superior weapons.

Before the attack, there had been several cases of abductions by gunmen and other criminal activities in the city.

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