Following the abduction of hundreds of schools boy from Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State on Friday, the Government of Zamfara State on Tuesday ordered the closure of all boarding schools in the state that are around borders of Katsina and Sokoto states.
In a statement made available to journalists in Gusau, the state capital, Bello Matawale said the state government could not afford a repeat of what happened in Katsina State in Zamfara State.
“We will not want what happened in Katsina to happen in Zamfara State. All the principals of the affected schools have been directed to ensure immediate closure of the affected schools,” the governor said.
The affected schools are Government Secondary Schools in Zurmi such as GSS Birnin Magaji, (boarding) and G.A.S.S Zurmi (boarding), G.G.S.S Moriki (boarding).
Others are Science Secondary School Shinkafi (boarding), Science Secondary School, Dansadau (boarding) and Science Secondary School, Bukkuyum (boarding).
G.D. S. S Nassarawa Mailayi (day), G.D.S.S Gusami (day), and G.D.S.S Gurbin Bore, (day) are also affected.
Since Friday night when the schoolboys were abducted, there have been no accurate figures of the missing students.
While Aminu Bello Masari, Governor of Katsina State said 333 students were missing, Boko Haram terror group which claimed responsibility for the abduction Tuesday morning said it has 523 in its captivity.