Herdsmen attacks: 2,000 children out of school in Nasarawa


At least 2, 000 children of school age from about 20 primary schools  in Nasarawa State are out of school following  attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen  in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.



No fewer  than 20 people lost their  lives and property destroyed  after herdsmen  attacked  communities in Akwanga between March 2018 and April 2019.



The communities  included Manter, Katanga, Numan, Nidan and Kochu.



The Education Secretary, Akwanga LGA,  Doko Kiga, who confirmed this in an interview with our correspondent, said at the moment, pupils from 11 primary schools had been out of school as a result of the attacks on their  communities.



Our correspondent also learnt   at Nidan community that  the primary school  there had been deserted, with  weeds  and reptiles  taking over the buildings.
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