Following the security operations in Kaduna State, the state government has been advised to postpone the resumption of schools, previously scheduled for 9th August 2021, and to pause the continuation of infrastructure projects and construction in high-risk areas, while awaiting further assessments by the security agencies.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner of Education, Shehu Muhammad and the Commissioner of Internal Security & Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan on Friday.
According to the statement, “the Kaduna State Government has accepted the security advisory, and hereby directs total compliance by all schools, and agencies involved in delivering infrastructure projects in high-risk areas.
“New dates for school resumption will be announced based on security assessments”, it said.
While wishing the military and security agencies resounding success against the bandits, the State Government commends the military and police high commands for the ongoing security operations against armed bandits across the state.
They also praised the doggedness and courage of officers and troops carrying out air and ground operations around the Kaduna/Niger/Katsina Plateau and Zamfara boundaries,
However, the state government has requested the military and police high commands to expand the operations to newly identified hideouts.
Furthermore, they appeals for the understanding of all citizens for any inconvenience and urges all residents to be patient and to report any security issues to the security agencies.