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Adamawa State Government Employs Hunters and vigilantes to Guard Schools

The State Commissioner for Education, Wilbina Jackson, made known on Thursday in Yola during the commemoration of the Day to Protect Education against Attack in Adamawa that local hunters and vigilantes have been employed to protect schools against abduction of school children.

He added that the neighbourhood guards would be complementing the work of other security agents to ward off abductions and criminal elements in schools across the state.

The state Focal Person for the Education in Emergencies Working Group, Mr. Medugu Stephen, said his organisation was working with the state government and other stakeholders in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states to ensure that schools remained open for students irrespective of any emergencies.

Last week, Adamawa State Government de-boarded 30 out of 34 boarding facilities in the state to tackle security challenges that have led to school abductions. The schools involved are in areas prone to targets by the kidnappers.

The students were either sent to schools close by or operate as day schools so that the pupils can go home at the end of the day.

Most of the abductions do occur at night when all is asleep.

We hope that with this step, securing school students will be ensured. 

Kudos to the government!

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