Ben Murray-Bruce

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa East) has stated that the recent kidnap of students of a secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe state will negatively affect girl child education in Northern Nigeria.

In a post on his Twitter page on Tuesday, the lawmaker said parents must be assured of the safety of their girls when they are sent to school.

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Murray-Bruce wrote: “Nigeria has spent literally billions promoting girl child education in Northern Nigeria.

“Incidences like Chibok and Dapchi will set girl child school enrollment back several years.

“Parents must be assured that when they send their girls to school, the end result will be positive.”