Many primary school pupils who showed up at the Ribadu Square, Yola, on Monday for the usual festivities on Children’s Day, wept openly when they were told to go home, as the event had been cancelled.

The News Agency Nigeria (NAN) reports that the cancellation was announced by the Ministry for Women Affairs, citing the current state of emergency imposed on the state for the decision.

NAN reports that hundreds of pupils had besieged the square in anticipation of the celebration only to be told to go home, making some of them to break down in tears while others asked whether the event had been shifted to another venue.


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