The government of the Kebbi has shut down seven schools due to the recent happenings in the state. Recently, Gunmen abducted some of the teachers and students of Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri.
Mr. Isah Arzika, the Chairman of the National Union Of Teachers, disclosed to the newsmen reasons Government has taken this proactive measure. It’s a guard against a recurrence of the incident similar to that of Federal Government College at Birnin Yauri area.
“Government has given us an order and option to take any necessary action as far as our schools are concerned. That we can close those schools which we think are not safe and prone to attacks in the areas close to the forest.
I am not talking about only boarding schools, any school that is on the frontline areas and not safe, we would just ask the students to pack and go home, pending the time the situation normalizes.”
He went on saying;
“They collected the contacts of parents and teachers from the abductees and thereafter made calls to tell them that their children and people were with them but none of them asked for a kobo.
They only said they wanted to establish contact that the abductees are in their custody. Right now, two of our teachers have regained their freedom.
Seven schools in that area have been closed and more will be closed if we realize the situation continues to be safe for the teachers and students.