Insecurity: Call to bar moved from Abuja law school as Police deploy more personnel
THE Nigerian Law School has moved the venue of the call to bar from the school’s headquarters in Bwari to Airport Road, Abuja.
The Director General of the school, Prof Hayatu Isa Ciroma, confirmed the new venue as the Secretariat of the Body of Benchers behind the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.
“The Director-General has directed to notify candidates of the change of the Call to the Bar venue from the Nigerian Law School Bwari to the Body of Benchers Secretariat along the Airport Road, Abuja by 1pm tomorrow 27th July, 2022,” he wrote in a tweet.
The organisers advised friends and family members of candidates to stay away from the venue as only the candidates would be cleared to enter.
The Body of Benchers in August 2021 called to the bar a total of 4,350 new lawyers.
Although the reason for the change of venue was not given, it may not be unconnected to the heightened insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
On Sunday, a captain and two soldiers attached to the Presidential Guards Brigade of the Nigerian Army were killed in an ambush by terrorists.
The soldiers were reportedly ambushed after they visited the Nigeria Law School following a distress call from the authorities of the school.
The school management was said to have alerted that terrorists had dropped a letter indicating an imminent attack on the school.
Meanwhile, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the deployment of additional forces to strategic areas in the federal capital territory.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday amid concerns over security breaches in some parts of Abuja, the nation’s capital.
He said the police chief has also charged the Force Intelligence Bureau to ensure robust information gathering.
According to Adejobi, the police are not leaving any stone unturned to fortify the Federal Capital Territory and its environs.
He called on residents of the FCT to synergise with the police and other security agencies to forestall any breach of security in the nation’s capital.