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Yobe Government Closes all Schools in Aftermath of Suicide Bombing

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The Yobe Government has closed down all public and private schools in the state, following Monday’s suicide bomb attack on Government Science Secondary School, Potiskum.

The attack has claimed 48 lives and injured 79 others.

The state Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Muhammad Lamin, said in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu on Tuesday, that the closure was with immediate effect.

Lamin said that government decided to close the schools to enable it adopt more security measures to guarantee the safety of students, teachers and the school environment across the state.

Meanwhile, Alkali Jajere, representing Yobe South Senatorial District in the Senate, has appealed for a change in strategy by security operatives to contain insurgency in the state.

 Jajere who spoke with journalists in Damaturu, said that the renewed attacks on innocent people of the state called for a change in strategy in the fight against insurgency.

 “The number one responsibility of government is to protect the lives and property of the citizenry; government must live up to this basic responsibility.

 “We are optimistic that with the necessary support and motivation, the Nigerian security forces can defeat insurgency,” he said.

The senator urged security agents to respect the rules of engagement in their operation, and called for synergy between law enforcement agents and the public, to effectively fight insurgency.

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2 Comments

  1. Omoté

    November 11, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    And there was supposed to be a ceasefire agreement. It would b a crime for a civilian not to arm himself in Nigeria today. Do we all wait to be blown to pieces??? Half the time I’m looking over my shoulder twice just to make sure everyone on d bus looks non-muslim enuff.

  2. Tony

    November 12, 2014 at 2:17 am

    i really can imagine the state of fear in Nigeria. Innocent by standers, women and children die daily and no war has been declared on the perpetrators. How outrageous? I would not surprise if those who have lost loved ones are badly shattered by the bloodshed decide to form terror squads of their own.
    When humans reach the wall, there is no way than to fight back. Boko Harram like others would answer some day. Satan has become more desperate for blood.

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