Kubarah Owolabi reports…
The Executive Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello has ordered the immediate closure of boarding schools in four local government areas of Niger State.
According to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mary Noel Berje, the governor gave this order in a state broadcast at the government house, following the abduction of 27 students of Government Science College, Kagara.
According to the governor, the boarding schools to be closed down are boarding schools in Rafi, Mariga, Munya and Shiroro local government areas of the state.
Governor Sanni Bello in his broadcast, assured the people of the state that all measures will be implored to ensure the release of all the students, staff and members of the families who have been abducted.
Bello however, maintained that the state government will not pay ransom as it is not the policy of the state government as it is to discourage the kidnapers from using the proceeds to purchase more weapons.