States adopt unusual methods to secure students | The Guardian Nigeria News


Empty compound of the Government Science Secondary school, Kankara (Photo by Kola Sulaimon / AFP)

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Worried by rising cases of banditry, attacks on institutions of learning and kidnapping of students and staff, many states, especially in the north, have resorted to various methods to safeguard the institutions and keep students in the classroom.

There have been several attacks on schools and abduction of staff and students by bandits, who made all sorts of demands for ransom before their release, with some killed in the process, in Katsina, Zamfara, Niger, Kaduna, Borno, Yobe, Adamawa and Kano, as well as Lagos and Ogun states, leading to closure of some boarding schools and discontinuation of learning by students.


Source: Guardian Newspaper