The Kaduna state Governor has announced the indefinite suspension of resumption of schools in the State over the incessant cases of banditry and kidnappings.
The governor said the action is to allow for the ongoing military action in the hideouts of the bandits to secure the state from the menace of kidnapping and general insecurity bedeviling the state
The Governor disclosed this while addressing a stakeholders’ meeting on Monday, where he said that government took the decision due to the ongoing aggressive military operation against bandits in most parts of the State.
He further informed the meeting attended by members of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) as well as professional and community-based associations that the operation was aimed at flushing the bandits out from their hideouts.
El-Rufai added that the government was committed to protecting vulnerable children from being attacked by fleeing bandits feeling the superior firepower of the military.
He revealed that the military has deployed more troops to the State for the operation and warned residents to be vigilant and mindful of unknown faces in their midst.He warned that fleeing bandits might infiltrate their communities.