Police Debunks Reports Claiming Schools In Abuja Have Been Shutdown Over Fear Of Bandit Attack


Police Debunks Reports Claiming Schools In Abuja Have Been Shutdown Over Fear Of Bandit AttackFederal Capital Territory police command has on Thursday dismissed reports claiming schools in the capital city have been shut down over fear of bandit attack.

Reports have been rife on social media that Nigerian Law School and Veritas University in Bwari Area Council, as well as other private schools, have been shut down following the arrival of over 200 unidentified men suspected to be bandits in Sabon Wuse area of Niger State, a border town with Bwari, Abuja.

However, speaking to Vanguard, a senior Police Officer who spoke on condition of anonymity rebuked the reports by some media outlets (not MDB).

The officer clarified that Veritas University has been on vacation after its first session programs ended since 3rd of May 2021, adding that the same thing applies to Nigerian Law School.

According to the source, the police authorities have put in place various security strategies of protecting all schools in the FCT.

The senior officer advised FCT residents to desist from spreading misinformation capable of causing unnecessary anxiety and panic noting that the Police and other security agencies were alive to their responsibilities.

The source also commented on the reported relocation of hundreds of Fulani Herdsmen, their families and livestock allegedly from Niger State, Zamfara state among others to Bauchi through Abuja, with many insinuating that there could be bandits and kidnappers among them, the

The officer said the Police have not received any complaint of herdsmen or bandits attack FCT residents from Zuba-Kubwa-Bwari axis.

The police source added that security agencies in the FCT comprising the Police, Military, DSS, Para-military organizations have since activated strategies for the protection of schools in the FCT.

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