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Nigeria Beefs Up Security in Schools Over Mounting Abduction

Relief washed over Nigeria as 137 abducted schoolchildren from Kaduna and Sokoto States were released over the weekend. The news came as a welcome reprieve after weeks of national anxiety following their kidnapping on March 7th and 9th respectively.

The circumstances surrounding their release remain unclear.  The Nigerian government has vehemently denied reports of ransom payments, stressing their commitment to a no-ransom policy.  Details regarding the military’s role in securing the students’ freedom are also limited.

However, amidst the joy of the students’ return, the Nigerian government announced plans to establish a dedicated School Safety Corps. This initiative aims to bolster security measures at educational institutions across the country.

The Commander of the National Safe Schools Response Coordination Centre, Hammed Abodunrin, outlined the plan. The corps will likely comprise trained personnel tasked with safeguarding schools, particularly those in high-risk areas.

“The safety of our children is paramount,” Abodunrin emphasized. “This initiative will serve as a deterrent against future attacks and provide a secure learning environment for our students.”

Ezinwanne Onwuka reports for TruthNigeria from Abuja.

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