Insecurity: Kano Govt. orders immediate closure of 12 boarding schools

The Kano State has ordered the immediate closure of 12 out of the 50 boarding schools in the state to ensure the of the students.

Malam Kiru, the state Commissioner for , confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria () on Friday in Kano.

According to him, the decision to close the schools followed the recent kidnapping of some boarding school students in Niger and Zamfara States.

He said: “It was necessary for the Kano State to take proactive measures to prevent the occurrence of such incidents in our schools.

“As you know, the state always proactive measures on issues related to security, especially that it affects students.

“Therefore, we are appealing to and guardians to immediately vacate their children the schools, as the government will later announce the resumption day.

“The affected schools include boarding Secondary School Ajingi; Government Girls boarding School Sumaila; Government Girls boarding School Jogana, and Government Girls boarding School Gezawa.

“Others include Government Boys boarding School Kafin Maiyaki; Maitama Sule boarding School Gaya; Government Girls boarding School Kachako.

“And also Government Girls boarding School Unguwan Gyartai in Kunchi; Boys Unity School Karaye; Government Girls Arabic School in Albasu; Government Secondary School Tudun Wada and also that of Danzabuwa.”

According to the commissioner, most of these schools are located along borders with neighbouring states, while some are along highways where they be easily attacked. ()

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