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BANDITRY: ZAMFARA GOVERNMENT ORDERS CLOSURE OF 10 SCHOOLS

The Zamfara State government has ordered the immediate closure of 10 schools, including Boarding and Day over rising security threats in the North-Western region.


Ibrahim Abdullahi, the State Commissioner for Education, made the announcement on Tuesday while briefing reporters in Gusau, the State capital.


The affected educational facilities comprise seven boarding schools and three day schools.


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Boarding schools listed include G.S.S. in Tsafe, G.S.S. in Magaji, G.A.S.S. in Zurmi, G.G.S.S. in Moriki, Science Secondary School in Shinkafi, Science Secondary School in Dansadau, and Science Secondary School in Bukkuyum.


The affected day schools are G.D.S.S. in Nasarawa Mailayi, G.D.S.S in Gusami, and G.D.S.S. in Gurbin Bore.


The Commissioner for Education explained that the affected schools were those that share borders with Katsina, Kaduna, and Sokoto States.


He noted that the three states were prone to banditry, saying that the decision was important to forestall any form of attack on the schools.


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Abdullahi added that the action was necessary considering the security situation in the country and to prevent what happened at the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State.


The Commissioner assured parents and guardians that the safety of the students was paramount to the State Government.


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He revealed that the Government has concluded plans to deploy security operatives to the remaining schools that were not closed.

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