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Nigerian Teachers Threaten To Go On Strike Over Insecurity

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The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) have condemned the return of insecurity, with teachers and students being abducted from schools.

In a statement issued by NUT Secretary-General Mike Ike Ene, the union called loudly for governments to provide security in schools.

According to the Daily Trust, which received the statement, NUT urged the federal, state and local governments to stand up.

Dr. Mike Ike Ene called on the government to provide daily security in all schools in the country.

NUT through its National Secretary, Dr. Mike Ike Ene, has threatened that teachers will go on strike if attacks on schools are not stopped.

Dr. Ike Ene said:

In light of these recent developments, the Nigeria Union of Teachers may be compelled to down tools pending when it is safe for our members to teach and guide our pupils and students without fear of abduction by these faceless enemies of educational prosperity of the Nigerian Nation,

The teachers’ union also said that unless the violence in schools was stopped, the 2019/2020 academic calendar, which has already been disrupted by the six-month-long lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will be adversely affected.