Security alert: Panic as authorities shut Abuja schools

Some schools in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, have been shut down following a security alert on planned terror attacks in the nation’s capital territory.

The United States Embassy and the United Kingdom High Commission in Abuja, had on Sunday issued alerts that terrorists are planning major attacks in Abuja.

The alerts, which were corroborated by a statement issued by the Department of State Services (DSS) late on Sunday, have sparked panic in FCT, prompting some schools to be shut down.

One of the affected schools, Pacesetters college, which has branches in Wuse, Wuye, Guzape and Gwarinpa, has already informed parents of the development.

A notice sent to parents by Wuye branch of the college, hinged its decision on threat of attacks.

It reads : “Dear Valued Parent/Guardian,
Greetings from Pacesetters College, Wuye!


“We write to inform you of the closure of our schools today following the threat of the attacks on institutions including schools.
We would inform our parents of the date of the resumption of our schools pending when the security situation improves.
As we continue to pray for our country, we wish all our parents, students and staff God’s protection in this time.

“Thank you for your usual Co-operation.”

Some public schools in Abuja have also been forced to close down to avoid becoming victim of the planned attacks.

A parent, who said his name should not be mentioned, said some parents are already removing their children from school

“My wife told me even public schools in FCT have been shut.

” Parents had already taken their wards to school when they were told that the schools are shut. Parents of boarders had to evacuate their children,” he said.

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