Abuja: Fear of Insecurity grips residents as schools, churches closed down

Boko Haram

Fears of a Boko-Haram invasion have caused residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to tremble like leaves.

Residents were apprehended by the rumor of Bandits, Boko-Haram suspected invasion into the City Capital, according to our correspondents who went round the City Capital.

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During the weekend in Bwari Area Council, parents were seen rushing to pick up their children and wards from public boarding schools.

Mr. Abdullahi Musa, who works at the Government Secondary School in Kuduru, said his son called him on Friday morning to pick him up.

He said that around “8.a.m. on Friday, my Son Ibrahim called me to pick him up, and when I asked why, he said it was because of the insecurities.”

A parent at Federal Government Girl’s College revealed that he was forced to remove his daughter from school due to rumors of a Boko Haram infiltration of the region.

Due to the state of insecurity, a Veritas student who did not want to be identified said they were asked to live on the school grounds.

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Security Men were seen across major areas in Abuja, according to our correspondents, indicating the severity of the insecurity.

Our correspondent in Kubwa reports that police have been stationed at the NNPC junction and other key locations in the city. Dawaki and Gwarimpa were in the same boat.

In addition, due to the insecurity, churches in the FCT closed their doors earlier than anticipated.


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