Boko Haram: Several Schools Shut In Plateau

Several public and private school in Gindiri, Mangu LGA, Plateau state, have been shut today after Boko Haram insurgents reportedly threatened to attack the institutions.

According to Premium Times, some schools received threatening letters, in which the insurgents said they would come on Tuesday with terror.

The following schools were shut as a result of possible violence: the Girls High Secondary School, COCIN Comprehensive Secondary School, Government Secondary School (Boys) Bwolbwang, Government Secondary School Gindiri, and the College of Education.

One of the students, Nenchin Miner, said that he was stopped from going to school just as he was ready to leave. Miner was told that “teachers will not be coming to school; that Boko Haram sent a letter that they will visit our school with terror.”

Some other affected institutions enhanced security and provided protection for students, however the academic activities were halted.

Plateau residents are kept alerted following the dire explosions, that rocked the city of Jos on May 20, claiming more than 200 of lives. As for the educational institutions, last month some schools in Jos were shut for one week because of a bomb threat. 

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