CHAIRMAN of the Ogun State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, Mr. Dare Ilekoya, has said that no fewer than 173 teachers have been killed in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states by the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram.
Ilekoya said this in Abeokuta on Thursday during a protest march to demand for the release of the abducted Chibok secondary schoolgirls.
The NUT national body had ordered pupils in public primary and secondary to stay at home to express concern on the abduction.
Ilekoya noted that it became expedient for government at all levels to ensure quick release of the girls, otherwise there wouldn’t be anything worth celebrating on the May 27 Children’s Day.
He said, “Government must stop the incessant killings of Nigerians. A total of 173 teachers have been killed by the Boko Haram insurgents in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno states.
“We are also concerned about the abducted Chibok girls. The abduction of the girls is nothing but a stumbling block to the realisation of the Millennium Development Goals on education by 2015.”
Ilekoya, who commended the international community for rising up against terror, called on the government to provide adequate security in schools and make the learning and teaching environment conducive.
With members displaying placards with inscriptions such as ‘Nigeria keep moving, victory is certain over Boko Haram’ ‘Enough is enough’ and ‘Bring back our girls’ among others, Ilekoya said the federal and state governments should pay adequate compensation to the families of the slain teachers.
Posted From iProdigy Group Nigeria(Dabibi Ori-ibim’s Blog).
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