Kano State Government has closed 10 boarding schools following the increasing abduction of students from boarding schools in northern states.
The Kano commissioner for education, Sanusi Kiru, announced this on Friday evening.
He stated that the closure followed a thorough analysis and assessment of the abduction of boarding students during night hours in some Northern states.
“This decision is part of our resolve to protect our children from any unforeseen circumstances.”
Kiru also urged parents to bear with the state government over the painful decision, saying it is for the good of the children.
He said schools will resume once the security situation is brought under control.
This development is coming after the abduction of schoolchildren in Niger and Zamfara States in the past few days.