Zamfara State Government has closed down 10 boarding schools in the state to prevent possible abduction of students by bandits.
Speaking to journalists in a press conference on Tuesday, the Commissioner of Education, Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, said the schools would remain closed until the security improves.
The affected schools, according to Abdullahi, are Government Secondary Schools in Zurmi, GSS Birnin Magaji, (boarding), and G.A.S.S Zurmi (boarding), G.G.S.S Moriki (boarding). Science Secondary School Shinkafi (boarding), Science Secondary School, Dansadau (boarding) and Science Secondary School, Bukkuyum (boarding).
Others are G.D. S. S Nassarawa Mailayi (day), G.D.S.S Gusami (day), and G.D.S.S Gurbin Bore, (day).
Abdullahi said, “We will not want what happened in Katsina to happen in Zamfara State.
The Kaduna State Government has announced the closure of schools across the 23 Local Government Areas of the state.
This followed an upsurge of the COVID-19 in the state, according to the State Commissioner for Education, Dr. Shehu Makarfi.
The statement directed all schools in the state to close as from Wednesday, December 16, 2020.
Makarfi said the measure was taken to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic following its second wave in the state.