The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered the strengthening of security in all boarding schools in and around Makurdi, the capital of Benue State.
This is coming on the heels of a recent threat letter purportedly issued by elements claiming to be Boko Haram members to two all government – owned boys secondary schools in Makurdi and Mount Saint Gabriel College, also located in the capital city.
Consequently, the Benue State police command, working in conjunction with the state ministry of education and the affected school authorities, have strengthened surveillance in the schools and other boarding facilities within the Makurdi metropolis.
Meanwhile, the police has commenced investigations aimed at ascertaining the source and authenticity or otherwise of the said hand-written letter.
Police authorities have advised residents of all communities nationwide where boarding schools are located to remain perpetually on the alert and report any suspicious movement to the appropriate quarters.