Adamawa Security: Army Embarks On Awareness Campaign In Schools

AdamawaThe 23rd Armoured Brigade of the Nigerian Army in collaboration with the Adamawa State government has organized a security awareness campaign for heads of tertiary institutions, education secretaries and coordinating principals of secondary schools in the state to prevent suicide attack.

The event, which took place at the conference hall of the Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola was an interactive session where issues bordering on the security issues in the state against the backdrop of recent attacks by suicide bombers were discussed.

The meeting, which was attended by the major stakeholders in the education sector, came out with modality on how security could be improved upon in all schools in the state.

The sensitization was to awaken security consciousness in the schools, considering the fact that the threat is everywhere and everybody is vulnerable.

It was the first in the series of security awareness programmes for the education sector in the state.

The State Governor, Umaru Jibrilla, was represented by the Adamawa State Commissioner for Higher Education, Science and Technology, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.

Some of the participants expressed hope that the issues discussed would go a long way in improving the security situation of schools in Adamawa State.

25 Poly Students Killed In Yola Mosque Blast

YolaThe Adamawa State Government has said that no fewer than 25 students and staff members of Adamawa State Polytechnic, Yola, were affected in the blast at Jambutu Jumaat mosque on Friday.

The State Commissioner for Higher Education, Mr Hamid Rufai said that four of the 25 students lost their lives while the rest, including two staff members, sustained various degrees of injury.

Mr Rufai added that the affected mosque belongs to the polytechnic community, which is located on the Jambutu campus, about five kilometres away from the main campus.

A federal government delegation led by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr Lawal Babachir, has visited Yola to commiserate with government and people of Adamawa.

The team visited government house, Lamido’s palace as well as the state special hospital and Federal Medical Centre to see the patients.