Governor Sanwo-Olu has mounted “constant surveillance” on public schools given the rampant abductions of schoolchildren in northern Nigeria by bandits
While most recent mass abductions of schoolchildren for ransom took place in the North, there is a likelihood of copycat attacks in a city like Lagos, which had experienced it in the past.
But the Lagos Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo, told newsmen that the government was not under any illusions that its public schools were impenetrable.
According to Ms. Adefisayo, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration is working with the police command in Lagos to provide “constant” security cover for schoolchildren, particularly those in public boarding schools.
“We are working with the Police Command in the State, and the schools are under constant surveillance,” she said.
Allnews Nigeria understands that between December 2020 and March 2021, bandits abducted hundreds of schoolboys and schoolgirls across Katsina, Niger, and Zamfara. The bandits freed the students after they received ransoms, though the governments denied any payment.