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Abduction: Zamfara State Government Orders Closure Of Schools




The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has reacted to the kidnap of a yet-to-be ascertained number of students in the state.

Earlier in the day, there were reports of yet another set of kidnap by armed bandits in the state.

The gunmen stormed the Kaya Day Secondary School in Maradun Local Government Area of the state and whisked away several students

Reacting to the sad development, Governor Matawalle ordered the immediate closure of primary and secondary schools in the state.

The information was revealed by the state’s Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkana, while addressing journalists on the new security measures in the state.

“I wish to inform the general public that His Excellency the executive governor of Zamfara State has ordered the closure of all schools within the state, both primary and secondary schools that are existing here are now closed with immediate effect,” the Commissioner said.

Further, the police spokesperson said that the Zamfara state government’s decision was indefinite.

“It’s a threat, you know the bandits will like to go back to kidnap these students, so for their safety the schools have to be closed until peace is restored in the state.”

The government also restricted movement – from 6: pm to 6:am- in 13 local government areas with movement in Gusau the state capital being between 8: pm to 6:am.

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