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Published On: Tue, Apr 22nd, 2014

200 students relocated to GGSS Bauchi for safety

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From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi

Following the two attack launched within two weeks at Yana in Shira Local Government Area of Bauchi state, the Bauchi state government has evacuated over 200 students from Government Girls Secondary school Yana to GGSS Bauchi.

It would be recalled that last week, gunmen attacked a construction company, Mother Cat, in Yana and last Saturday, another attack led to the death of a five year old girl and the destruction of properties

The State Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Ibrahim Mohammed Aminu told our correspondent in a telephone interview that the students were evacuated to enable the school authorities carry out renovation work on the building burnt down during the attack.

He said “the state government ordered the evacuation of the students to enable renovation work on the buildings destroyed but the evacuation is temporary because they will only stay away for three weeks.

“The only students in the school now are the final year students writing WAEC exams because the JSS 1-3 and SSS 1-2 are on holiday. So, we want to use this period to renovate the destroyed building to enable them learn in conducive environment when they resume”.

He denied that the evacuation of the students was connected with the attack launched in the area on Sunday assuring that adequate security measures have been put in place by the state government to ensure the security of not only the students of GGSS Yana, but all the schools in Bauchi state.

A security source who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity said” there are 195 girls writing WAEC in the School but they are safe, they don’t even know what happened.

He added that soldiers from Bauchi and Jigawa state ambushed them and recovered some motorcycles, IEDs, RPGs, and a green Hilux pickup van.

It would be recalled that over 200 students of Chibok Government Girls Secondary School in Borno state were abducted on April 14, 2014 by gunmen.

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