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Banditry: Niger lawmakers urge state govt to construct perimeter fences around schools

The Niger State Home of Meeting has known as on the state authorities to as a matter of urgency assemble perimeter fences round boarding faculties within the state.

The decision follows a movement raised by Hon. Abdulahi Shana Gbara, calling for fences across the Niger State School of Agriculture and Authorities Secondary College Bokani in Mokwa Native Authorities.

He defined that the movement turned essential as a result of current kidnap of scholars of the Authorities Science School Kagara by bandits throughout the college premises that isn’t fenced.

Gbara stated the School of Agriculture, Mokwa skilled sure safety breaches that concerned a male trainer being accosted on his approach again to the workers quarters.

He reported one other safety breach that concerned a suspected bandit-informant who relocated his herd of cattle by means of encroachment on the faculty’s land behind the workers quarters, whereas the secondary college positioned on the outskirts of the city is with no fence.

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The lawmakers who took turns to help the movement,.famous the necessity for the state to assemble perimeter fences not solely in Mokwa council however in faculties throughout the 26 council areas of the state.

They claimed that current improvement within the state has proven that faculties are weak to safety challenges and with out additional delay, must be fenced.

“The bandits simply kidnapped the schoolboys in Kagara due to lack of fencing, the challenges going through faculties within the state are multi-dimensional,” Shuaibu Liman representing Suleja constituency stated.

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Hon. Malik Bosso, representing Bosso Constituency, stated although, setting up fences wouldn’t stop the bandits however securing the colleges is essential.

Talking on the deplorable state of faculties within the state, he stated,” I by no means knew that there are faculties like that in Niger state till I noticed the Kagara college. We have to present fences for the boarding faculties.”

The session presided by Hon. Ndagi Baba, representing Lavun constituency then referred the matter to the Home Committee on Schooling to interface with the Ministry of Schooling to sort out the matter.

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