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Borno beefs up security at re-opening schools

17 November 2014, 09:00Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Borno State Government said it had put in place adequate security measures ahead of the reopening of schools.

The administration has enlisted the services of local vigilantes to provide safety in the public schools, which were due to open on Monday.

Dr Mohammed Dongel, Chairman of the 19-man committee on the resuscitation of primary school education in the state, said the vigilantes had already been contacted to provide surveillance in all schools.

“The state government deemed it necessary to take precautionary measures in ensuring safety of pupils and teachers in public schools before the re-opening date. The vigilantes have been contacted to provide surveillance and security to teachers and pupils in all schools to prevent schools’ attack like what happened in Yobe,” he said.

Dongel said that perimeter fencing had also been provided in public schools to prevent security breaches.

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He said food vendors in all schools would be thoroughly screened on a daily basis to prevent any incidents.

According to him, visitors will also be properly registered to prevent any attack on schools.

He said the state government had allocated two utility vehicles to the vigilantes to monitor activities in schools in Maiduguri and Jere Local Government Areas of the state.=

Dongel said only four schools in Maiduguri, Konduga, Jere and Biu Local Government Areas would be re-opened on Monday due to logistic reasons.

He said schools in other local government areas would be re-opened at a later date.

– CAJ News

- CAJ News


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