Plateau shuts schools over bandits’ attacks, parents lament

Written by on October 24, 2022

No fewer than eight schools have been shut down in Plateau State over attacks and killings by bandits, The PUNCH learned on Sunday.

An investigation by our core revealed that the schools shut down include the LEA Primary School, Pinau community; LEA Primary School, Gumbi; LEA Primary School in Bangalala community, as well as the LEA Primary School in New Zak community, all in the Wase Local Government Area of the state.

Other schools shut down, according to findings, including those in Sanfio and Dogo Ruwa communities, as well as the primary school located in the Yaje Lawal community in the same Wase LGA, among others. Some parents in the affected communities, who spoke with The PUNCH in Jos on Sunday, lamented the situation, describing the closure of the schools as unfortunate.

The Executive Chairman of the Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board, Prof. Mathew Sule, in an interview with The PUNCH also confirmed the shutting down of the schools due to insecurity.


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