The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Abubakar has ordered that security be beefed up in all boarding schools in and around Makurdi, Benue State, following alleged threat by Boko Haram to storm to two boys’ secondary schools, Government College and Mount St. Gabriel College in the city.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mba, in Abuja.
“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.
It said the police had begun investigations to determine the “authenticity or otherwise of the hand-written letter (threat) now in possession of the force.”
The statement advised residents of communities where boarding schools were located to “remain perpetually on the alert and report any suspicious movement to the appropriate authorities.”