Group Condemns Terrorist Attack On Kano College Of Education; Raises Alarm Over North’s Institutions

The 1 GAME Campaign on Friday,     19th September, 2014, condemned the terrorist attack on the Federal College of Education, Kano which left at least 15 people dead.

The organisation also called for more efficient measures to ensure the safety of educational establishments in northern Nigeria.

“The 1 GAME Campaign condemns in totality the despicable terrorist attack on innocent students which aims to limit access to education and intimidate civilians,” founder, Philip Obaji said in a statement.

“The safety of education establishments in many states in northern Nigeria is seriously at risk. More effective measures are required to protect them. The Nigerian government must ensure that effective security measures are in place to protect schools, students and teachers.

“In the same vein, the international community must work with Nigeria to prevent violations of the right to education,” said Obaji, adding that 1 GAME offered “deepest condolences” to the victims’ families and loved ones.

Education establishments in Kano – which is Nigeria’s second largest city – have been hit several times in recent months.

On July 30, a female suicide bomber killed six people at Kano Polytechnic. The attack prompted authorities to cancel celebrations to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Days earlier, another female bomber blew herself up outside a university in Kano after police stopped her from getting inside the campus. A previous bombing on June 23 killed at least eight people at Kano’s School of Hygiene.

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