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Terrorist Attack: FG Orders Immediate Closure of FGCs

The Federal Ministry of Education has directed the immediate closure of all Federal Government Colleges domiciled in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, while ordering immediate evacuation of students for fear of impending bandits and terrorists’ attacks.

While some schools had directed students to vacate latest on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, other schools disseminated messages to parents on Sunday asking them not to fail to come pick their children on Monday, unfailingly.

The decision was due to rising fear and anxiety emanating from reported threats to the lives, properties and well-being of the students therein.

An unconfirmed report had trended on social media on Sunday, indicating that there were heavy shootings at Federal Government College in Kwali, Abuja, a report which prompted parents to rush down to the school to ascertain the safety of their wards and possibly return home with them until calm was restored.

Some members of staff at the Federal Government Girls’ College, Bwari, also confirmed that they received a directive from the Federal Ministry of Education to allow students vacate the school before Wednesday.

They disclosed that the school would be shut down today not minding the Wednesday deadline as parents had been asked to come pick up their children before noon on Monday.

Sources within the Federal Ministry of Education has however confirmed that the schools were directed to be closed due to security threats and fear of impending bandits and terrorists’ attacks.

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