Call to bar ceremony moved from Abuja Law School after terrorists’ threat


The Nigerian Law School has moved the venue of the call to bar ceremony from the school’s headquarters in Bwari to Airport Road, Abuja.


In a tweet shared on his handle, the Director General of the school, Prof Hayatu Isa Ciroma, disclosed that the new venue is 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 organizers 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 level of insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).


Recall that few days ago, 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.

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