Benue state ￼governor, Samuel Ortom, has urged the military to change strategy in its fight against Boko Haram insurgents and devise new ways to address the issue of insecurity ravaging the country.
Ortom issued the admonition on Thursday while reacting to the abduction of Government Science Secondary School in Kankara Local Government of Kastina state.
According to NAN, Ortom said the abduction was an indication of how dire the security situation of the country is.
Citynews Nigeria had reported how Boko Haram had, last week Friday, attacked Government Science Secondary School in Kankara Local Government of Katsina State and abducted over 300 students.
The abduction coincided with President Muhammadu Buhari stay in his hometown, Daura.
Speaking on the incident, Ortom said the abduction of the students showed that nowhere was safe in Nigeria if hundreds of students could be abducted from under the president’s nose.
The governor spoke during his visit to the Maximum Security Custodian Centre, MSCC, in Makurdi, the state capital.
According to Ortom: “If hundreds of students could be abducted in Katsina, the home state of the president, no place is safe again.”.
The governor also directed the state’s Commissioner for Education to complete necessary steps for closure all boarding schools in Benue as a preventive measure against the abduction of students.