Kaduna suspends school resumption indefinitely, four more Baptist school students regain freedom

Kaduna State government has suspended the resumption of schools across the state indefinitely.

Governor Nasir Elrufai gave the hint when he was playing host to officials of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) and Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and other community-based associations at Sir Kashim Ibrahim Government House on Monday.

According to him, the government took the decision because of the ongoing aggressive military operations in most parts of the state.

He noted that the ongoing operation was aimed at flushing out the bandits in their different hideouts, saying, we are concerned about the safety of our children who might be attacked by the angry bandits.

To this, the governor urged communities to be vigilant as the fleeing bandits might infiltrate their communities.

Speaking during the visit, the NMA state chairman, Dr Aliyu Sokomba asked the Federal Government to licence the use of firearms to its citizens.

He noted this was necessary in order to allow the people to protect themselves from being attack by the bandits.

Sokomba maintained approving the use of licence firearms has become a priority due to incessant cases of kidnapping in recent times including health personnel.

Meanwhile, another four abducted students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have regained their freedom. Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State, Reverend John Hayab, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday.

“Yes, another four students escaped from their abductors on Sunday, July 25 and have been reunited with their parents,” Hayab said. He said in spite of the latest development, 83 students are still in captivity. The state police command, through the Police Public Relations Officer, Mohammed Jalige, confirmed the development.


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