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Insecurity: Over 615 schools shut in Kaduna, Zamfara, others

As academic activities resume next week, several schools across Northern Nigeria continue to remain shut. 

An Investigation by the Punch has revealed that over 615 schools across the northern part of the country have been forced to shut down as a result of insecurity.

A report by the UNICEF has put the number of Nigeria’s out-of-school children at over 20 million, with a great majority of those children living in the States most ravaged by insecurity; Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Katsina, Plateau, Benue, Taraba and Kebbi States.

With an unprecedented spike in abductions and banditry across the country, many Nigerians fear that more and more schools will be forced to close down in the days and months to come.

Source: The Skuup