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Appeal for besieged Yobe college relocation

10 October 2013, 07:32Augustine Osayande

Abuja - A prominent non-governmental organization (NGO) has appealed to the Yobe State Government to relocate the College of Agriculture to prevent a recurrence of attacks that recently left more than 60 students dead.

The Abuja-based Get Involved Today argued the relocation of the institution from Gujba to Damaturu the state capital, would enhance the safety of students and staff.

Idris Usman, who led a delegation of Get Involved Today in Yobe, where it visited some families of the deceased and injured, also called on the state government to beef up security across all schools existing in the state to prevent further attack by the mostly Boko Haram insurgents.

The group started its visit in Damaturu where they met some survivors of the terror attack, including 24-year old Musa Galadima, who is receiving treatment.

The leader of the delegation presented some material to the surviving students.

“We condemn the attack on the school in its totality and pray for the quick recovery of the students and the restoration of peace in country,” Usman said.

The Get Involved delegation also visited the family of the slain lecturer of the college, whose wife delivered two days after the attack. Urging the widow to seek solace in God, the group presented some relief material.

“We pray that God grants the deceased eternal rest and help the family with the courage to bear the lost,” Usman said.

Usman urged security agents, government and relevant authorities to take necessary measures that would prevent future attacks in the state.

He meanwhile appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities to call off the current strike and approach the issues with the Federal Government through dialogue.

– CAJ News


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