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Federal Ministry of Education shuts down FG’s colleges amid threats… As terrorist lay siege on Law School

IGP Usman-Alkali-Baba


Consequences to the rise of insecurity and threat to the lives and well being of Students, the Federal Ministry of Education said it has directed closure of all Federal Government Colleges in Abuja.

The Director of Media, Federal Ministry of Education, Mr Ben Bem Goong, confirmed in a telephone interview to Daily Champion that the Ministry ordered evacuation of students from the schools.

This decision, he said, was as a result of rising insecurity and threat to the lives, security and well-being of the students therein, on the Unity Colleges located in the Federal Capital Territory.

Some of the FGCs have been asked to vacate on Wednesday, while others will close on Tuesday.

The Federal Government College, Kwali requested parents on Sunday not to fail to pick their children on Monday, unfailingly due to directives from the Federal Ministry of Education.

Hence, senior members of Parent Teachers Forum have also confirmed that parents were to pick their children from the Unity College.

In a related development, terrorists operating in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja are getting emboldened by the day as they ambushed men of the Guards Brigade.

Sources confirmed that the troops of the elite Guards Brigade, whose primary responsibility is guarding the FCT especially the Presidential seat of government, were ambushed along Bwari-Kubwa road. The troops were said to be on routine patrol of the area when they were attacked.

The ambush is raising fears that the terrorists are laying siege in the Bwari area which houses the Nigerian Law School and the headquarters of the Joint and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

In fact, a source noted that they might be planning attacks on the Law School and other vital facilities in the area.

Meanwhile, the ambush was forcefully repelled by the Brigade of Guards troops.

However, three soldiers were wounded in the attack and they are already being treated at a military hospital within Abuja.