On Saturday, the Principal of Government College,
Makurdi, Mr. Godfrey Ugudu, revealed that the
school had received letters from Boko Haram
threatening to attack the school.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ugudu, who announced this at a news conference in Makurdi, added that the school received two letters which had the same content on May 14.
“It is true that we saw two letters informing us
of the intention of the sect to invade our school
on Friday or Monday by Boko Haram.
“The letters were dated May 14, 2014. The sect
stated that they were coming on either of the
two days to abduct our boys whom they would
marry to the secondary school girls abducted in
The school principal added that in the letter, Boko Haram also threatened to arrest another nearby school.
“In the letter, we were asked to inform the
Mount Saint Gabriel Secondary School
opposite us to also get prepared as they
promised to invade the school too.
“We immediately alerted the police and the
commissioner for education. A report has been made to the governor on the issue.
“The two letters, which were written in pidgin English, were sighted inside one of the classrooms and the second one was slipped into the staff room,” he said. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Dan Ezeala, confirmed the report adding that police were on top of the situation.