- Very soon, government might start constructing schools near barracks in Kaduna, if the ideas of El-Rufai can be accepted
- The Kaduna state governor said this will help curb the issue attacks on schools
- Meanwhile, he also advocated for proper security in places of learning
Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai, has revealed what government can do to stop the incessant attack on schools across the state.
According to him, there is a need for the construction of schools near military camps, The Cable reports.
He disclosed this while speaking during a programme on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Friday, April 23.
He argued that attacks by bandits can be foiled if troops are able to get to the affected school within 30 minutes.
Going further, he revealed that there is a need for the state to have additional troops. He said the situation is beyound the police and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
“The third is to look at schools and to ensure that they are located no farther than 30 minutes from military installations, because what we are facing with the bandits is beyond the capacity of civil defence and police. We need the army, the air force and navy special forces.
“We have looked at the pattern of abduction in Kaduna and Zamfara, and have come to a conclusion along with armed forces that if the army, air force and navy special forces can get to the location of the schools within 30 minutes, their (bandits’) operations can be foiled.
“Another thing that we have noticed is that these bandits attack rural schools. They often operate at night and they prefer boarding schools. So, that reduces the number of schools we have to protect.”
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that a former senator, Shehu Sani, condemned the abduction of some students at a private university in Kaduna state by suspected bandits.
The students were reportedly abducted on Tuesday night, April 20, after gunmen stormed the university located along the Kaduna-Abuja road.
Sani in a statement via his official Twitter handle described the abduction of the students as another tragedy. The activist said the insecurity situation along that axis has forced people to abandon farms located in the area.
Meanwhile, following the mass sack of workers in Kaduna the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has announced a five-day industrial action.
Comrade Ayuba Wabba, NLC president disclosed this on Thursday, April 22, at the end of its meeting in Abuja.
It was gathered that NLC declared the strike in both public and private organisations in Kaduna state to protest the mass sack of workers.