Katsina schools now terrorists’ dens – Gov Radda

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The Katsina State Governor, Malam Umar Dikko Radda, has decried activities of bandits in the area lamenting that terrorists have taken over a number of schools.

He spoke on Saturday in his address at the 7th and 8th combined convocation ceremony of the Federal University, Dutsinma (FUDMA), Katsina State.

According to the Governor, “there is no education without security.

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“Many of our frontline Local Government Areas have had their schools closed due to banditry and in some cases, schools have become dens for bandits.

“This is why we established the Katsina State Community Watch Corps to fight insecurity and create a foundation for our youth to learn and thrive.

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“My administration has made out-of-school children a main priority and we will continue to work with all partners to reduce the numbers.

“We will also work with religious schools to provide academic tools for students in a bid to prepare them for the world ahead.

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“All the actions we have embarked upon as government are designed to lay the foundation for a brighter future for the people of Katsina.

“In addition to education, we have focused on agriculture, health and social care, MSMES, and internally generated revenue.”

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