Kano state government has announced the closure of 10 boarding schools across the state with immediate effect in the wake of the abduction of 317 schoolgirls in Zamfara state.
The state Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Kiru said government arrived at the decision after thoroughly and critically observing the ongoing situations in neighbouring states where students are being abducted.
According to him, the insecurity has forced the government to take the action for the safety of the students.
He asked parent to go and retrieve their wards and children as government will announced when the schools shall reopen.
He listed the affected schools to include Maitama Sule Science College, Gaya; Boarding Secondary School, Ajingi; Girls Secondary Schools in Sumaila, Gezawa and Jogana, Kachako and one at Unguwar Gyartai in Kunchi as well as Girls Secondary School in Albasu.
Others are Boys Secondary School in Kafin Maiyaki, and Unity college, Karaye.