Saturday, 27 January 2018

Gov. Sani Bello of Niger State stops convoy to save students attacked by hoodlums

 The convoy of Gov. Sani Bello of Niger state yesterday made a stop-over in Minna the state capital to save the lives of secondary school students who were said to have been attacked by unknown hoodlums.

The Gov. was on his way to to Paikoro Local Government Area of the state on official assignment.

The students who were on their way back from school, were said to be those of Army Day Secondary School, Minna.

See the story as released on his twitter handle below.

"The timely intervention of @GovNiger saved the lives of two students of Army Day Sec. School Minna who were attacked by some hoodlums while returning home from school; from bleeding to death on Friday. The attack occurred in front of the Niger State College of Education, Minna.

The Governor who was on official assignment to Tungan Mallam in Paikoro Local Government area, ordered his convoy to stop at the sight of some students who were soaked in blood from injuries sustained from the attack by some hoodlums.

He then directed his personal physician, Dr Ahmad Shehu to stabilise the victims before the ambulance on his convoy rushed the injured students to IBB Specialist Hospital Minna for further treatment.

No sooner had the hoodlums, who were alleged to have come from the neighbouring Sango area of the state capital, seen the convoy, that they took to their heels to avoid being arrested by the security operatives in the governor's convoy.

Governor Sani-Bello then urged the state Commissioner of Police Mr Paul Yakadi to effect the arrest of the hoodlums and ensure their prosecution.

This is unacceptable. We will not tolerate this impunity. How can some hoodlums attack students on their way home after school? I have directed the Commissioner of Police to ensure that all those responsible for the attacks on these students are arrested and prosecuted.

We will continue to ensure that our people continue to enjoy relative peace and arresting the hoodlums will serve as a deterrent to others with same intentions.

Parents and guardian should rise up to their responsibility. We have to keep watch on our children, ensure effective monitoring of our wards, the kind of company and peer group they associate themselves with."

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