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Govt shuts unity school over threats by bandits

The Federal Government has ordered the immediate closure of the Federal Government College, Kwali, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, over the threat of attack by bandits.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, gave the directive in a statement by the Director of Press at the ministry, Ben Goong.

This has disrupted the ongoing third-term examination in the school and the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) by the National Examinations Council (NECO).

But the ministry said it would communicate to the students how and when they would sit for the examinations they may miss as a result of the abrupt shutdown.

Meanwhile, parents have been asked to evacuate their wards from the school. Bandits had earlier on Sunday attacked Sheda, FGC’s neighbouring village.

The statement by Goong quoted the minister as saying “The closure became necessary following a security breach on Sheda and Lambata villages, suburbs of Kwali Area Council which also threatened FGC Kwali.”

The minister said the timely intervention of security agencies saved the situation.

The chairman of the school’s Parent Teachers Association (PTA), Suleiman Idajili, had on Sunday night confirmed that the school management had requested parents to pick up their wards.

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