From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Nasarawa State Government says it has beefed up security in schools following the regrouping of Boko Haram elements and bandits in some local government areas of the state.
The state Governor, Engr Abdullahi Sule disclosed this recently at an expanded security meeting held in Government House, Lafia. According to him, renewed activities of dislodged bandits who were members of the Daru-salem were regrouping in villages of Toto, Nasarawa and Wamba LGAs.
“Boko Haram have now regrouped in places like Kabusu, Bakyano, Ambaka, Panda, Gidan – Rai in Nasarawa, Karu and Wamba LGAs respectively.
“The activities of what is happening in the southwest, especially in Ondo State and recently what happened in the Hausa-Fulani communities has worsened the situation and we have continued to see the influx of unknown Fulani herdsmen especially in Wamba , Doma and Awe LGAs,” he said.
The governor said the government had deployed security agencies to safeguard boarding schools in the state, following activities of the bandits.
“We have also engaged some security patrols especially of the military in Wamba because of Government Girls Secondary School in Wamba, Garaku area because of the Government Girls Secondary School in Garaku, Udege area in Nasarawa LGA in Panda area, Gitata.
“We have also sent watch out in Wuse Akiri areas as well as Toto Umaisha and Gadabuke areas. We decided to send some surveillance in those areas in addition to the police,” he added.