Boko Haram Writes School, Threatens To Abduct Male Students

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The Principal of Government College, Makurdi, Godfrey Ugudu,
on Saturday said the school had received letter from Boko Haram sect
threatening to attack the school.
Ugudu, who announced this at a news conference in Makurdi on
Saturday, added that the school received two letters which had the same content
on 14 May.
“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.
He said that everything had been done to ensure the safety
of the school children, adding that he had informed the Principal of Mount Saint
Gabriel.
NAN reports that about 500 out of about 700 students of the
college are living in the school while Mount Saint Gabriel is purely 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.

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