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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Katsina Schoolboys Kidnap: Gov. Ortom Orders Closure Of All Boarding Schools In Benue State

Samuel Ortom
Governor Samuel Ortom
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Thursday, ordered the closure of all boarding schools in the state following the abduction of students at Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.

Ortom, who announced the decision on Thursday when he visited the Maximum Security Custodian Centre (MSCC) in Makurdi, where he condemned the abduction of students in Katsina State.

He said he had directed the Commissioner for Education to complete necessary steps to close all boarding schools in Benue as a preventive measure against the abduction of students. 

The governor said if hundreds of students could be abducted in Katsina, the home state of the president, no place was safe again.

Ortom expressed regrets at the abduction of students and on-going killings across the country and called on President Muhammadu Buhari and security chiefs to adopt new methods of addressing insecurity.

Speaking on the recent increase in the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country, the Governor governor urged all citizens in the state to always wear facemasks and obey the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control safety protocols on COVID-19, adding that the second wave of the pandemic was in the country.

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