Barely five days after the Islamic fundamentalist sect, Boko Haram, burnt down three primary schools in Borno, a faction of the sect on Thursday, sent out warnings to primary and secondary school teachers in the town to stop going to school or risk bomb attacks.
Sources say that some of the teachers received the warning on Thursday morning while preparing for the day’s academic programmes in their various schools.
It was gathered that teachers in schools around Kasuwa Guza Road in Lamisila Ward, Maiduguri, were severely warned by the group to stay away from school or risk attacks.
Earlier this month, gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect attacked some primary schools in Maiduguri during which three teachers were killed and many others were injured.
As a result, attendance by teachers and students in schools has reduced.
Meanwhile, the Joint Task Force (JTF) has intensified efforts on patrol and checking of vehicles at all the entry points into the state capital, with a view to arresting any suspected member of the group before they enter the town.