Benue has set up a committee to look into and forestall insecurity and kidnapping in its schools.
The committee is to look at the issue of security in schools, especially boarding schools and schools located at borders areas.
The commissioner told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi on Wednesday that the Ministry of Education already compiled a comprehensive data of all primary and secondary schools students in the state.
He added that the ministry had directed the Benue State University (BSU) and other tertiary institutions to immediately update their respective data and forward same to it.
Prof. Ityavyar added that state’s Security Council had noted incidents of students abduction in parts of the country hence the establishment of the committee.
He said the committee was not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that boarding schools and schools located in border communities were safe.
NAN reports that three students of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, were kidnapped recently but were released unhurt four days after their aabduction. (NAN)