Zamfara shuts all schools to stem kidnapping

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File photo of Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle at the Government House in Guasau

 

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has ordered the immediate closure of primary and secondary schools in the state following the abduction of a yet-to-be ascertained the number of students in the state.

The Zamfara State Commissioner of Police, Ayuba Elkana, conveyed the governor’s directive while addressing journalists on the new security measures in the state.

The Zamfara State Government’s decision is indefinite, the commissioner added during the briefing in Gusau.

The government also restricted movement – from 6pm to 6am- in 13 local government areas. But for Gusau, the capital, movement restriction will be from 8pm to 6am.

Gunmen had stormed the Kaya Day Secondary School in Maradun Local Government Area of the state and whisked away several students.

Details shortly….

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