Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawalle ordered the closure of all state boarding schools bordering the states of Katsina and Sokoto after the abduction of more than 300 students in Katsina state.
State Education Commissioner Ibrahim Abdullahi, who revealed this to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital, said the schools affected included Zurmi Government Secondary Schools, GSS Birnin Magaji (boarding), and G.A.S.S Zurmi (boarding) and G.G.S.S Morikii (boarding) (boarding).
Others include Shinkafi Science Secondary School (boarding), Dansadau (boarding) and Science Secondary School, Bukkuyum (boarding), G.D. S. S. Mailayi Nassarawa (day), G.D.S.S Gusami (day and G.D.S.S Gurbin Bore (day).
In order to avoid kidnapping incidents, Abdullahi said the move was necessary.
We won’t allow what has happened in Katsina to happen in the state of Zamfara. To ensure the immediate closure of the affected school, all the principals of the affected schools were directed’, he said