The Government of Kano State has ordered the closure of ten boarding schools in the state over frequent abduction of school children in the Northern part of the country.
The order for the closure of boarding schools in the state is coming following the abduction of over 300 female boarders by bandits in Zamfara State.
Muhammad Sunusi Kiru, the state Commissioner for Education, disclosed this in a short audio message.
Kiru said the closure became necessary due to the rising number of abductions of school children in neighboring states.
The closed schools are situated at Ajingi, Sumaila, Jogana, Kafinmaiyaki, Gaya, among others.
The Education Commissioner noted that the order takes effect immediately.
He called on parents to evacuate their wards from affected schools without delay.