The Inspector- General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, has ordered the strengthening of security in all boarding schools in and around Makurdi, the capital of Benue State.
According to a statement, signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mbah, in Abuja, this is coming on the heels of recent threat letter purportedly issued by elements claiming to be Boko Haram members to two all-boys Secondary Schools, Government College, Makurdi, and Mount Saint Gabriel College Makurdi.
He said consequently, Benue State Police Command, working in conjunction with the State Ministry of Education and the affected school authorities, has strengthened surveillance in the Schools and other Boarding Schools within Makurdi metropolis.
The statement said Police authorities have commenced investigations aimed at ascertaining the source and authenticity or otherwise of the said hand-written letter now in possession of the Force.
“The Police High Command wishes to advise residents of all host communities nationwide where boarding schools are located to remain perpetually on the alert and report any suspicious movement to the appropriate authorities” the statement noted.