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Cameroon – Boko Haram: Vigilante Committees to be created in schools, and parents to pay for it.

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The aim is to ensure the safety of students in their respective institutions.

The Governor of the Far North region do not compromise with security measures. For this 2016-2017 school year, Midjiyawa Bakari has implemented a series of measures to ensure the safety of students in and outside their schools. These measures include the establishment of vigilante committees in schools.

Returning to this information, L’Œil du Sahel on newsstands this September 5, 2016 indicates that the boss of the FAR-North gave this statement on 31 August, during a preparatory meeting.

It is in this light that one of the strong measures taken at the end of this meeting is the creation of vigilante committees in all schools in the region,” writes our colleague.

But there is a problem. It is the parents who have to bear the costs of that burden.

The governor’s instruction is certainly applauded, but some parents are not happy. The problem with this measure is that the vigilante committees that will be created will be in the pay of parents. An additional financial burden in addition to others that parents face in the schools of their offspring “says the biweekly.

A student’s parent who spoke on anonymity, does not hide his anger.

The state, as part of its regulatory functions, must guarantee the safety of its citizens. It is to him the responsibility to deploy forces around schools to ensure student safety. The parents, as citizens, do not have the means to pay the children’s safety at school. It is true that our country supported the Popular Defense option. In this context, what we can do is advise our children to not give in to extremist discourse. We also show them how to deal with a stranger on the way to school. Our role ends there, “he said.

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