Insecurity: Kano Government Closes 12 Boarding Schools 


Abdulwaheed Sofiullahi reports


The Kano State Government has ordered the immediate closure of 12 boarding secondary schools in the outskirt of the state over thriving security challenges and abduction of students.


This was announced on Friday by the State Commissioner for Education, Sanusi Kiru.


According to him, the state government, after considering the security situations in some neighbouring states, deemed it fit to be proactive by closing down some of the schools.


“Recall that bandits in the early hours of Friday abducted over 300 female students from a secondary school, Jangebe, Talata Mafara, Zamfara State, barely two weeks after Government Science College Kagara was attacked with more than 40 staff and students abducted.


“The schools that should be closed include: Girls Secondary School at Sumaila, Girls Secondary School Jogana, Girls Secondary School Gezawa and Government Secondary School, Kafin Maiyaki (Male),Others are Maitama Sule Secondary School, Gaya; Girls Secondary School Kachako; Girls Secondary School, Kunchi; Unity College Karaye; Girls Arabic College Albasu; Girls Secondary School Tudun Wada and Danzabuwa.”


Kiru appealed to parents to immediately proceed to the schools to pick their children. He added that the reopening of the schools would be announced later.

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