Taraba: ASUSS Suspends activities over killing of a Teacher

Emmanuel Awari-Jalingo

The Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools in Taraba State has directed its members to suspend academic activities till further notice.

This followed the multiple stabbing to death of Bassey Sardauna, a teacher with Model Government Day Secondary School by some former students of the institution.

A press statement signed and issue to Journalists in jalingo by the Chairman of the Union, Comrade Prince Sule Abasu, said until justice is served to its slain member they will not return to the classrooms.

The statement reads,

“Fellow comrades, on a very sad note we received a shocking news of the demise of our colleague who was stabbed to death.

“This is an inhuman act meted to the most peaceful group of persons and organisation.

“Teachers are known for their contributions to the development of our society.

“You are to note that an injury to one, is an injury to all of us.

“We hereby register our displeasure over this barbaric devilish act where a teacher becomes a prey to his students and other hoodlums in the society.

“We, therefore, call on you to suspend academic activities in all schools across the state, until this issue is addressed so that our duty is carried out without encumbrance.”

The state government on its part is vowing to adequately investigate the matter and ensure that no stone is left unturned – the statement concluded.

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