Boko Haram: Jonathan directs security agencies to increase security in schools – IG

Boko Haram insurgents attacked a Federal Government College, Bunu Yadi in Yobe and killed about 29 students.

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed security agencies to put in place strategies to ensure that no school in the country is attacked again, Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, has said.

Mr. Abubakar made the disclosure when he received students of Pacesetter College, Gwarinpa, Abuja, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Tuesday.

He said with the directive, security agencies are collaborating and strategising to ensure that no child loses his or her life in the course of pursuing their education.

Boko Haram insurgents attacked a Federal Government College, Bunu Yadi in Yobe and killed about 29 students, according to official estimates with unofficial estimates putting the figure at about 50.

“The president is particularly disturbed and worried and therefore, he has directed that everything that needs to be done must be done to stop this dastardly act.

“I want to use this opportunity to assure that all the security agencies are doing everything possible and putting strategies in place to ensure that no school is attacked again.

“That no student will lose his/her life in the course of going to school,” Mr. Abubakar said.

He described members of the sect as “criminal elements”, and called for a minute silent in honour of the dead students.

He urged the students to take their education seriously, saying that it would help them to aspire to leadership positions in the future.

“I will advise each and every one of you to take his studies very seriously,” he said.

The Vice Principal of the school, Raphael Adewoye, thanked Mr. Abubakar for finding time to receive the students.

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