CAN calls for closure of boarding facilities over insecurity


The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called for the closure of boarding facilities in all private and government schools in the Northern part of the country.

The organization also advised the Federal government to direct the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps to provide protection for schools and colleges nationwide especially in the areas where security appears compromised.

While describing the abduction of 333 students of Government Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State as another tragic chapter in the history of the country occasioned by the criminal activities of some hoodlums, CAN said the criminals operate in Nigeria with impunity as if the country’s security agencies were on holiday.

According to CAN, the daring posture of the criminals on the day President Muhammadu Buhari touched down Katsina State has sent a strong message to him that the security architecture of Nigeria has been compromised under his watch.

The President of CAN, Dr. Samson Ayokunle, stated this in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Adebayo Oladeji, titled, ‘Kankara Abduction: Governments have learnt nothing from previous kidnappings – CAN’.