Insecurity: Zamfara State Government orders schools in the area to be shut down


Following the abduction of about 300 schoolboys at a secondary school in Katsina, Zamfara state governor, Bello Matawalle, has ordered the immediate closure of boarding schools bordering neighboring Katsina and Sokoto states.

 The state’s Commissioner of Education, Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed this to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital saying the move became necessary in order to avert the recurring decimal.

“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,” he said

Schools affected include Government Secondary Schools in Zurmi, GSS Birnin Magaji, (boarding), and G.A.S.S Zurmi (boarding), and 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).