Boko Haram: Gombe State Orders Immediate Closure Of SchoolsFeatured, Latest News, News From The State Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
From Ganiyu Nasirudeen
Following the lingering deadly attacks by the suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Gombe since last Friday, the State Government has directed closure of all public and private schools operating in the state.
The directive which was issued Wednesday, was barely 24 hours after the insurgents invaded and attacked two towns – Nafada and Ashaka within the Northern state.
As some of the students/pupils have already resumed their schools, before the government’s announcement, many parents and guardians due to the order were told by the school authorities to return their wards back home as a precaution measure.
Some of the parents and members of the public commended the state government for the prompt and timely intervention and initiative.
Still, the Permanent Secretary, Gombe Government House, Mallam Sani Jauro, confirmed the development, but faulted speculations that the Government was forced into the decision due to insurgents invasion, claiming the order was the usual mid term holiday observed by all schools.
It would be recalled the suspected militants wrecked the bomb blast last Friday on the Gombe Transport Line park while they launched another attack Tuesday on two enclaves.
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