BREAKING: Boko Haram threatens to attack 2 boarding schools, abduct more students


by Akan Ido

The Boko Haram Islamic sect may be perfecting another sinister plan to abduct more secondary school students according to NAN report.

Godfrey Ugudu, the Principal of Government College, Markurdi, Benue state has raised an alarm that the school as received two letters purported to be from the militant Islamic sect, Boko Haram threatening to attack.

Ugudu announced this today at a news conference saying both letters had the same content. It warned of an attack either on Friday or Monday, the school principal said.

“It is true that we saw two letters informing us of the intention of the sect to invade our school on Friday or Monday by Boko Haram.

“The letters were dated May 14, 2014, stating that they were coming either of the two days to abduct our boys whom they would marry to the secondary school girls abducted in Chibok.

“In the letter, we were asked to inform the Mount Saint Gabriel Secondary School opposite us to also get prepared as they promised to invade the place too.’’

According to him, “we immediately alerted the police and the Commissioner for Education. A report has been made to the Governor on the issue.

“The two letters, which were written in pidgin English, were sighted inside one of the classrooms and the second one was slipped into the staff room,” he said.

The principal commended the government and security operatives in the state for their prompt response to the issue.

Reports say the school has about 500 out of 700 students living in the school while the Mount Saint Gabriel school is a boarding school.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Dan Ezeala, confirmed the report and assured that police were on top of the situation.

A statement from Amnesty International, a human rights organisation, had indicted the Federal Government of having prior knowledge of the kidnap of hundreds of schoolgirls at the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, an allegation which the government has since debunked.

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