A former Vice-President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has suggested creation of School Protection Standby Unit, exclusively to protect schools in areas prone to attacks.
He made the suggestion while reacting to the abduction of students of Government secondary schools in Kaya, Zamfara State.
Using his Twitter account, he said ”I am saddened by reports of yet another abduction of students in Zamfara. For a region that’s playing catch-up in the critical area of education, this continued assault on the bedrock of our development is not acceptable.
”Perhaps the time has come to have a School Protection Standby Unit deployed exclusively to protect schools in areas prone to these attacks. If we don’t take preemptive actions, I fear that education in the already disadvantaged regions may suffer irreversible losses.
”Meanwhile, I hope that no effort will be spared for a speedy recovery of the students.”