Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Yobe Closes All Secondary Schools Over Boko Haram Killing Of 30 Students
Following Saturday’s killing of about 30 students and a teacher of the Government Secondary School, Mamudo, the Yobe State government has shut down all secondary schools in the area.
Governor Ibrahim Gaidam, worried that more students may be attached, gave the order for all the students to be sent home to allow for review of school security throughout the State.
The governor, according to a military source, has also appealed for the restoration of mobile phone use to enable citizens to alert security agencies of emergency situations.
The Joint Task Force and other security operatives have arrived in the State, SaharaReporters also learnt, and are planning on how to contain Boko Haram’s new tactics in the state.
Yobe is one of Nigeria’s three States currently under emergency conditions as a result of the violent activities of the Boko Haram sect. Members of the public are now questioning the quality of the work being done by the military under the emergency following the sect’s brutal attack on GSS Mamudo yesterday.