The Adamawa state government has banned visitors from girls' secondary schools in the state.
The government has consequently ordered principals of all the girls’ schools in the state not to entertain or allow any guest or visitor in and within the premises of the schools.
The state's Commissioner for Women’s Affairs and Social Development, Aliyu Tola said in a statement that the step was taken as part of measures to prevent terrorist groups from abducting girls from schools within the state.
Tola further claimed that the action is to corroborate activities of security agencies deployed to the state by the federal government to ward of kidnappers from attacking its schools as it happened in the case of 110 girls kidnapped from Dapchi community in Yobe state.
He said, “The state government has already taken a decisive action since the Dapchi school girls abduction and part of the measures taken apart from the security measures put in place is to know where all the girls’ schools are located and to ensure that visitors are not allowed entry into those schools.”
He added that the preventive step taken by Adamawa state became imperative as activities of terrorist sect in the North Eastern part of the state is on the rise.