Violence barrier to education in Nigeria: 618 schools closed

Violence barrier to education in Nigeria: 618 schools closed


In the north of Nigeria, 618 schools were suspended due to the recent increase in gun attacks.

618 schools in the states of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina, Niger and Yobe have been closed due to the recent attacks targeting schools in the country and the kidnapping of hundreds of students.

Garba Moyia, Sokoto Security Affairs Commissioner, said in a statement that such a decision was taken to prevent increased kidnappings in the northern region.

Moyia noted that the search and rescue efforts started to find previously abducted students in these regions are continuing.

In Nigeria, students have been abducted from schools 5 times since January. In the latest Kaduna state, gunmen kidnapped 3 teachers in an attack on a school.

The use of motorcycles has been banned in some states such as Kaduna, due to the recent attacks on motorcycles in the country.


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