Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has condemned and described the attack on St. Catherine Primary School, Makurdi by cultists as barbaric.
He expressed this while speaking at an inspection tour of some facilities and projects in Makurdi on Monday.
The governor expressed worry that the school had become a haven for cultists, saying, “I am told that the vandalism on this school was done by cultists”
He said that the renovation of the school would be captured in the forthcoming phase of the schools upgrading exercise.
Ortom called on security agencies to strengthen the security around school facilities in the state to avoid further vandalism.
“I also urge the Universal Basic Education Board and the school management to fortify security within school premises.
“Employ security guards to watch over school premises and ensure that cultists and hoodlums do not come near,” he said.
The governor further expressed concerns that the school had become a shadow of its former self because of the activities of cultists.
“This is where I finished my primary education in 1976, I left here and proceeded to Idah for my post primary education.
“This school is very dear to me; this is the reason I came to see things personally. I am worried at the level of decay and vandalism,” he said.