Yobe state orders all schools to close down after secondary school massacre

Date: 07-07-2013 11:37 pm (8 years ago) | Author: Direct
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The Yobe state government on Sunday ordered the closure of all secondary schools after a massacre that saw suspected Islamist extremists kill 42 people in a gun and bomb attack on a boarding school.



Yobe state governor Ibrahim Gaidam has “directed that all secondary schools in the state be closed down from Monday 8th July 2013 until a new academic session begins in September,” a government statement said.

Also the Senate President David Mark on Sunday stressed the need to put in place measures to protect children against terrorists.He made the call via a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Paul Mumeh, in Abuja.Mark, who condemned that the gruesome murder of students and a teacher of a secondary school in Mamudo, near Potiskum, called on the terrorists to give peace a chance.The senate president described the killings, which were purportedly carried out by members of the Boko Haram sect, as “barbaric and wicked’’.


“Even in war situations, children and women are protected. Killing children is akin to cutting down the future of a people.“This is inhuman, barbaric and unacceptable to any right-thinking member of the society.“For no reason, the lives of these promising children were needlessly cut down by the heartless people. This cannot be a way of life; enough of this bloodshed,’’ he said.



Mark quoted some verses from the Holy Bible to buttress his argument that children deserved protection under any circumstances whatsoever.“Mathew 18: 10 states `take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for in heaven their angels always behold the face of my father which is in heaven.“Mark 9:42 states `whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that believe in me, it is better for him hat a millstone were hanged about his neck and he were cast into the sea.


’’Mark, however, appealed to the security agencies to step up their surveillance and monitoring activities to halt the trend and bring the perpetrators to justice.The senate president gave the assurance that the National Assembly would continue to give priority attention to budgetary allocations to the security agencies to enable them to carry out their duties without hitches.

He commiserated with the government and people of Yobe, especially the bereaved families, over the incident.Mark urged the perpetrators of the violence to use the numerous windows of dialogue and peace, which the government had opened, to express their grievances.

Posted: at 7-07-2013 11:37 PM (8 years ago) | Hero
- emaakin at 8-07-2013 12:30 AM (8 years ago)
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GOOOOOOD
Posted: at 8-07-2013 12:30 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- arsenal123 at 8-07-2013 12:48 AM (8 years ago)
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 Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool
Posted: at 8-07-2013 12:48 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Horpsy at 8-07-2013 12:54 AM (8 years ago)
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 Embarrassed
Posted: at 8-07-2013 12:54 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- etibaba at 8-07-2013 01:09 AM (8 years ago)
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Too bad those kids didnt deserve to die that way.

Posted: at 8-07-2013 01:09 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Shegzan at 8-07-2013 01:09 AM (8 years ago)
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Hmmn!

Posted: at 8-07-2013 01:09 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- winace at 8-07-2013 01:59 AM (8 years ago)
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Better. D safety of those children is very important.
Posted: at 8-07-2013 01:59 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Joacy at 8-07-2013 02:39 AM (8 years ago)
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What a wicked world,and heartless pple. God have mercy on our generation.
Posted: at 8-07-2013 02:39 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- flames4u at 8-07-2013 04:22 AM (8 years ago)
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Ash!doz blood sucking demons....aw many more'll U kill? b4 God of vengeance'll fight iz battle....if una finish to dey kill una self mo c who una go dey rule...doz pathetic scoundrels
Posted: at 8-07-2013 04:22 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- merion at 8-07-2013 04:55 AM (8 years ago)
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to bad
Posted: at 8-07-2013 04:55 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- hensel1 at 8-07-2013 05:11 AM (8 years ago)
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very bad
Posted: at 8-07-2013 05:11 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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- angesco at 8-07-2013 05:32 AM (8 years ago)
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Well, it appears Boko Haram have won AGAIN! This is what they wanted - the closure of shools after alll they believe - "western education is a sin?"

So game, set and match to BK.

A pity!
Posted: at 8-07-2013 05:32 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- uploader at 8-07-2013 05:34 AM (8 years ago)
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this is very unacceptable.  what do this killers want? could this be an arrangement of any sort?
Posted: at 8-07-2013 05:34 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- reddish at 8-07-2013 05:41 AM (8 years ago)
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word,word and word no action
Posted: at 8-07-2013 05:41 AM (8 years ago) | Upcoming
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- beneno at 8-07-2013 06:26 AM (8 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Posted: at 8-07-2013 06:26 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- ebiteck at 8-07-2013 06:38 AM (8 years ago)
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this is not a good development at all
Posted: at 8-07-2013 06:38 AM (8 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickman2 at 8-07-2013 06:48 AM (8 years ago)
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better..life no get two..i hope una don see wetin islam be..
Posted: at 8-07-2013 06:48 AM (8 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- edusouls at 8-07-2013 07:03 AM (8 years ago)
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What a disgrace and contempt towards this our cursed goverment, look at how innocent lives are wasted for Gods sake including kids, a place were troops are present and on state of emergency alert, this failed nation cant even protect and give assurance to their youngest, innocent and most harmless citizens, sorry to all of us 4 being a nigerian..
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- Triumphant5 at 8-07-2013 07:19 AM (8 years ago)
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this boko haram group must nt go unpunishd.
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- Triumphant5 at 8-07-2013 07:21 AM (8 years ago)
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tis boko haram group will nt go unpunishd
Posted: at 8-07-2013 07:21 AM (8 years ago) | Newbie
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