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NUT orders nationwide closure of schools

By The Citizen
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The Nigeria Union of Teachers has ordered the closure of all schools nationwide in protest against the continued abduction and detention of the over 200 female students of Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno Sate by Boko Haram.

The President of NUT, Mr. Michael Alogba Olukoya, in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja said the closure is Thursday, adding that teachers will hold '#Bring back our girls' rallies simultaneously across the 36 States of the Federation and Abuja.

Olukoya called on the Federal Government and respective state governments to pay adequate compensation to families of 173 teachers killed by Boko Haram Islamic sect during attacks in Borno and Yobe States.

'All schools nationwide shall be closed as Thursday will be our day of protest against the abduction of the Chibok female students and the heartless murder of the 173 teachers.

'We remain resolute in our resolve to continue the campaign even as we mourn the death of our colleagues until our girls are brought back safe and alive and the perpetrators of the heinous crime are brought to book.

'We demand that both the Federal and the respective state governments should exhibit true concern to the families of the 173 teachers-170 from Borno and 3 from Yobe state who lost their lives to the barbaric, uncivilized and wicked acts of terror by paying them adequate compensation to assist in soothing their misery,' he said.