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The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT has called on the Federal Government to provide adequate security to boarding-schools, especially those in the North-East or run them as day schools.

Dr Mike Ike-Ene, Secretary-General of the union, made the call in an interview with our reporter on Friday in Abuja, while reacting to the recent release of some abducted Dapchi girls.

According to him, it is necessary for the government to put the right security measures in place and not to wait until something happens; the life of any Nigerian child is not worth losing carelessly.

He said that the incidence was a lesson to everyone, urging the government to strengthen the security apparatus of the country to prevent future occurrence.

“I am saying that government should look at our security apparatus; if they cannot ensure 24 hours service of security in our schools in the North-east let them stop boarding schools.

“Children can come to school from their homes and the moment the students are in the school premises security should be provided until the school closes.

“The security agencies should also be placed in all the entrance by which people can use to enter the host communities or escape.

“There must be a proper structure provided for a particular security agency at the security posts.

“Also, having a particular security agency to be in charge of a particular security post in various schools will help to detect when things are going wrong.

“The effort will help to…



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