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Attack on schools: Gov Bello alleges conspiracy to deprive Northern children of education

  Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has alleged an agenda to deprive school children, especially those from the educationally disa...

 


Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has alleged an agenda to deprive school children, especially those from the educationally disadvantaged Northern region of going to school.

 

Bello stated this during a courtesy call paid him by his colleagues led by the Ekiti State Governor and Chairman Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, Dr. Kayode Fayemi in Minna.

 

He lamented that the current spate of attacks on schools in the north, which already has a low level of education, would discourage children who desire to acquire education.

 

Bello asked the government to all means protect the children from intimidations while in school, adding that the kidnap of school children in Katsina State and those of the Government Science College in Kagara, Niger State is enough pointer to that effect.

 

“We should not subject our school children that have chosen the right path by going to school to be intimidated by some unscrupulous elements in the society. We need to take this seriously especially, in the part of the country where the education level is low.”

 

“Once, they go to school, it is our responsibility to take very good care of them. I think there is an agenda somewhere, somehow to deprive our young ones of a good education.”

 

It would be recalled that following the kidnap of students in Karaga, Governor Bello ordered the closure of boarding schools in four council areas last week Thursday, until further notice.

 

The governor explained that the state would employ dialogue with their abductors to secure their release and afterwards, enter another dialogue with gunmen terrorizing parts of the state for peace to return to the state.

 

He, however, warned that the needful will be done to those “who chose terrorism and depriving others of their assets with no signs of repentance.”