Reports reaching us from various sources have confirmed an attack by gunmen on Christ The King Major Seminary located at Kayit village in Kagoma chiefdom, Jama'a local government area of Kaduna State. It was revealed that the assailant stormed the catholic seminary on 11 October 2021 around 7:26 pm abducting 3 seminarians and injuring 6 others. Recall that Kaduna State has been the epicentre of banditry in recent times with school students been their major victims. In 2021, about 5 educational institutions were attacked by bandits.
The recent attack is condemnable and shows that Kaduna State is not ready to allow the full reopening of schools, especially in rural areas. It should be noted that Gov El-rufai had earlier ordered the reopening of secondary and primary schools after several months of closure due to insecurity.
With the current attack on the seminary, the Kaduna State Government might have to make a u-turn on the reopening of schools, as institutions in rural areas might be at risk of attack. Like we all know, most schools don't have the necessary security facilities to protect it's students when the evil men strike.
Furthermore, some schools in rural areas are very close to bushes and forests which are dens of bandits. For this reason, they might become easy targets, as the military can't be everywhere simultaneously. Additionally, the shut down of telecom bases in some areas will make it difficult to make a distress call to the military when bandits attack.
Governor El-Rufai should take proactive measures before the situation gets out of hand.
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