The Lead British International School in Abuja has announced a temporary closure amid an investigation into the alleged bullying involving its students.


On Monday, videos surfaced on social media showing a student of the school being slapped by her colleague.

In the videos, the teenage girl is surrounded by uniformed colleague students while a female among them is dealing her smacks on the face.

The students are then heard making such comments as “Who broke my heart” and “I spoilt her relationship” within the school premises.


The development has attracted a chorus of condemnation on social media, with Nigerians demanding that measures be taken to punish the culprit.

The school management, in a statement on Tuesday, said it had begun an investigation into the matter.

In an update, the management revealed that the school will be closed for three days.


The school representative announced the closure in the presence of Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, the minister for women’s affairs.

“We respect rules and regulations and we are under the law. Because our school is recognised and it is under the federal capital territory and we are registered. And based on that Lead British International School, Abuja is hereby shut for three days,” he said.

Josephine Adeh, the Abuja police spokesperson, also disclosed that “seasoned officers” have been deployed to the school for investigations and to avoid a “possible breakdown of law and order”.

“In a proactive response to alarms raised by some members of the public regarding videos circulating on social media depicting the bullying of students at the above mentioned school, the FCT Police Command is on top of the situation and has deployed seasoned officers to the school premises for investigations and to forestall any possible breakdown of law and order,” reads the post shared on X.


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