By Muhammad Sani G. Chinade, Damaturu
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has directed the re-opening of boarding schools in the state for continuation of the 2020/21 academic session on 12th April 2021.
Governor Buni gave the directive in a meeting with the heads of security agencies and stakeholders to review the security situation in the State.
The Governor Represented by his Deputy, Hon. Idi Barde Gubana ( Wazirin Fune), said that government has taken necessary measure to protect lives and property of all schools in the State.
According to the commissioner for Basic and secondary education Dr. Mohammed Sani Idris, told the newsmen in Damaturu the state capital shortly after a meeting, noted that bandits have been targeting educational institutions and schools abducting students in many part of the country.
He therefore assured the students, parents that Yobe government and securities are set to protect the schools with the support and cooperation of school management, parent and guardian among other stakeholders.
Also speaking the special adviser on security matters, Brig. Gen. Dahiru Abdulsalam (Rtd) said the kidnapping of students is however one of Nigeria`s many security challenges, added that the issues of Bandits are just prostrating the pursuance of Western education, assured that the security agencies in the state are committed to their job
The meeting had in attendance the commissioner of police, sector commandant operation lafiya Dole, commandant Nigeria security and civil defence Corp, Director security services, special advisor on security matters, and Director cabinet and security.
Our correspondent learnt that the schools were shut down on 28 February 2021 following the abduction of students in some parts of the nation with Yobe State inclusive.