Abuja British School Shuts Down Over Bullying As Nigerians Demand Justice for Namtira

Abuja British School Shuts Down Over Bullying As Nigerians Demand Justice for Namtira

  • Following an incident of bullying captured in a viral video involving students of Lead British International School, Abuja, the learning institute has shut down
  • Legit.ng earlier reported that the school’s management issued a statement confirming that an investigation into the bullying incident was underway
  • The subjection of Namtira to bullying prompted widespread condemnation and calls for swift action to address the issue of harassment within the school community

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

FCT, Abuja - The management of Lead British International School, Abuja, has shut down the institution over the bullying incident that went viral on social media.

An X (formerly Twitter) user, @mooyeeeeeee, posted two videos about the case of a student of the school, Namtira Bwala who was physically bullied and assaulted by her classmate, Maryam Hassan.

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Abuja's Lead British International School shut over bullying
For illustration purposes only. The depicted person (L) has no relationship to the events described in this material. Photo credits: Ekaterina Goncharova, Lead British International School
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In the clips, Namtira is surrounded by uniformed colleague students while a female among them — later identified as Maryam — is dealing her smacks on the face.

The students are then heard making such comments as “Who broke my heart” and “I spoilt her relationship” within the school premises.

The video triggered comments by netizens who called on the school authorities to investigate the matter.

At a meeting on Tuesday, April 23, the school authorities announced a closure to enable them to probe into the matter, according to Daily Trust.

Vanguard newspaper also noted the development. Per the news platform, Lead British International School, Abuja, will not be open for three days, starting Tuesday, April 23.

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Lead British School student, Maryam Hassan speaks

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Hassan apologised for her bad conduct and promised never to hurt anyone again.

She also apologised to everyone she offended because of her actions towards Namtira.

Social media users stormed the comments section to react to the video of Hassan apologising.

Source: Legit.ng

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