The Federal Government has urged parents to be vigilant adding that it can’t secure all schools in the country.
This was disclosed by the the Minister of state for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba in an interview with journalists on Monday, stressing the need for Nigerians to be vigilant to end attacks on schools and abduction of students adding that the government could not secure every school in the country.
The minister still speaking said the government consequently directed schools to report any security threat to the nearest security agency.
When asked, what government was doing to protect schools from the incessant attacks by bandits, He said,
”Eternal vigilance is the price for security. Every nation is always concerned about the consciousness of its people. The Federal Government cannot secure every house. Everybody needs to be vigilant. We have passed this message to all our schools so that anywhere they are, if there is any threat, they know the nearest security agency to contact.”
He further added that although most schools in the country were fenced, it did not stop the criminals from attacking them.
In his words, “Almost all the schools in Nigeria, whether private or owned by the Federal Government, are mostly all fenced, except may be some state schools.
“As you may also be aware, even if you put up a fence, these people (bandits) have been known to come through gates”. He said.
Source: Top Naija