Kidnappings: School owners urged to secure schools

SCHOOL owners across the country have been advised to invest in security measures to ward off attacks on schools.

The National President of the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools, NAPPS, Otunba Yomi Otubela, has called in a statement said fencing of schools should be seen as a priority.

Also, he advised them to install Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV), to monitor happenings around the schools.

The statement was issued to mark the 2021 Democracy Day in the country.

Otubela also advised school owners to run background security checks on their security personnel while schools with boarding facilities should engage armed security personnel to man their facilities.

“Unfortunately, this year’s Democracy Day celebration is coming at a time when the spate of insecurity in the country is at its alarming rate.

More worrisome is the fact that schools are not spared as kidnappings, killings have virtually become the order of the day.” He said.

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