Teachers’ Union demands upgrade of security in schools

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

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Upgrade of security personnel has become imperative due to recent kidnap of Dapchi students.

The Nigerian Union of Teachers-NUT has demanded for urgent and immediate upgrade of security structures to all schools within the North-eastern part of Nigeria.

The Union made the demand in a statement signed by its Secretary General, Mike Ike-Ene.

NUT also has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to seek ways of bringing an end to the criminal activities of insurgent groups in the North-eastern region.

According to the union, “we are vexed by the security operative inability to gather enough intelligence to avert the situation and their failure to swiftly move in to rescue the female students from the fleeing terrorist a week after the school was attacked. With this development, it has become evident that students, teachers and the academic activities within the North-eastern part of Nigeria remain vulnerable”  

“The 110 missing female students after the terrorist attack on Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, brings us fresh memories of the missing Chibok school girls where 113 missing female students remain in Boko haram captivity since April, 2014.”

Deployment security personnel
 “We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the safe return of the Dapchi and Chibok school girls. The President must seek ways of bringing to an end the criminal activities of all terrorist groups in the region.”

The union urged the government to deploy more security personnel in the region.

NUT stated that there is need for better improvement of the entire security architecture and a “24 hour military patrol around all schools” to ensure adequate protection of students, teachers and other workers of schools in the zone.

Sammie Idika