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Bauchi Denies Closure of Schools by Insurgents

| April 3, 2014 More

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By Segun Awofadeji 

The Bauchi State Government has denied the closure of schools allegedly by insurgents in Ganjuwa and Darazo Local Government Areas of the state.

The state Commissioner for Information, Mohammed Damina, Wednesday in Bauchi denied the story which was published on social media.

He said: “All our schools are open, and both teachers and students have continued with their end of the term academic activities without any problem.”

The Principal Public Relations Officer of the  state Primary Education Board, Kabiru Ali Kobi, also also denied the report saying: “It’s not true; if there is such incidents, our education secretaries would have reported it, but we did not receive any such report, and  I have confirmed it’s not true.”

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Haruna Mohammed, pledged to investigate the matter in order to give correct information on the incident.

A reliable security source and senior official of the state Ministry of Education said separately that: “It’s totally false, and as a matter of fact, the schools are writing their examinations now.”

It was reported that insurgents suspected to be camping in Ganjuwa and Darazo Local Government Areas had ordered the closure of primary schools in the surrounding villages, leaving only health centres and hospitals to operate.

It was also reported that an eyewitness said some of them (insurgents) were seen carrying AK 47 rifles.

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