By Bashir Bello
KATSINA – In the face of the abduction of school girls across the country, Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State said it has engaged the services of 1,000 watchmen to man it secondary schools.
Governor Masari disclosed this during the 3rd convocation ceremony of the Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, UMYU, Katsina State.
The Governor said the action was a proactive measure by the state government taking into consideration the insecurity in the secondary schools across the country especially the boarding schools.
In his words: “Taking into consideration the present security situations across the country especially in the Boarding Secondary Schools, the state government has approved the employment of 1,000 watchmen for all the secondary schools in the state.”
It would be recalled that on the 19th February this year, about 110 school girls of Government Girls Technical Science College, Dapchi, Yobe State were abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents, out which 104 were reportedly released Wednesday from their captivity.
Precisely 14th April, 2014 over 200 Chibok school girls were also abducted in their hostels in Borno state by the insurgents.