Nigeria closes boarding schools after students’ abduction
Published: 11:12 AM, 27 February 2021
The Nigerian authorities on Friday ordered to shut down all the boarding schools in Zamfara, the northwestern state of the country, after the abduction of 317 students by gunmen in the state.
“The move was taken to prevent such militant activities against students,” said Zamfara governor Bello Matawalle in a televised speech.
“I want to assure the parents of the victims that we are doing everything possible to rescue the victims and reunite them with their families,” he said.
Nigerian police confirmed that 317 students were abducted from a girls’ secondary school in Zamfara early Friday. – Xinhua.