Lawmakers from Borno State are pushing for strong security presence around schools in the north to guard against further abduction or death of school pupils.
The move is coming one week after girls of the Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State, were abducted by suspected members of the Boko Haram sect.
Lawmaker representing Mohuno and Nganzai Federal Constituency in Borno, Mohammed Monguno, told Channels Television that the government has a duty to ensure the military is adequately equipped to fight insurgency and such other attacks.
Monguno and his counterpart from Jere Federal Constituency, Maamuna Khadi, said while schools cannot be closed down as a result of the insurgency, more caution must be taken, stressing the need for students to be relocated to safety.
There has been controversy over the exact number of students that were taken away by the sect after an attack on the community.
Some residents of the community had said the girls that were taken away were over 200 but authorities put the number at 129.
On Monday, the parents of the girls said 230 girls were still missing after over 30 of them are said to have escaped from their abductors days after.
Borno state and two other states in the north east have been under state of emergency for nearly one year. The states have witnessed series of attacks by the Boko Haram sect.
Military operations are still ongoing in the state to end the attacks but security experts have said that Nigerian leaders lacked the political will to tackle the insurgency.