The Nigerian Union of Teachers, (NUT) Taraba State Chairman, Comrade Peter Jurius, has enjoined all the teachers in the state to be carrying their guns while going to their respective schools to protect themselves and their pupils.
The Chairman said this while speaking on the cases of abduction and kidnapping of students in some states of Nigeria.
Jurius also credited his view on the recent statement made by the Nigerian minister for defense, Bashir Magashi, that Nigerians should be ready to defend themselves against bandits.
According to him, the future of Nigeria is at stake, going by the level of kidnapping and abduction of students.
He said, “These children being held by bandits are doctors, journalists, professors, governors or world leaders of tomorrow.
“With what is going on, our future is threatened, government should intensify more security efforts, we should also be watchful in our environment, let’s report unusual faces to security and monitor our areas to forestall insecurity challenges.” He added.