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Banditry: Kaduna extends school resumption

The Kaduna State Government has extended the resumption of schools, previously scheduled for 9th August 2021 due to ongoing security operations against armed bandits across…

The Kaduna State Government has extended the resumption of schools, previously scheduled for 9th August 2021 due to ongoing security operations against armed bandits across the State.

The government said officers and troops are carrying out air and ground operations around the Kaduna, Niger, Katsina, Plateau and Zamfara boundaries.

Shehu Usman Muhammad, Commissioner of Education and Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner of Internal Security & Home Affairs disclosed in a joint statement issued on Friday.

According to them, the state government had also requested the military and police high commands to expand the operations to newly identified hideouts.

They said, as the security operations proceed, the government has also paused the continuation of infrastructure projects and construction in high-risk areas while awaiting further assessments by the security agencies.

“The Kaduna State Government has accepted the security advisory, and hereby directs total compliance by all schools, and agencies involved in delivering infrastructure projects in high-risk areas.

“New dates for school resumption will be announced based on security assessments,” the statement said.