Following the renewed fears of kidnap of students in schools in the northern part of the country, the Kano State Government has directed the immediate closure of Bagauda Technical College, located along Kano-Jos road, following security report.
This was announced in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday in Kano, by the Public Relations Officer, Kano State Ministry of Education, Mr Aliyu Yusuf.
Yusuf said the closure of the college in Bebeji Local Government Area was announced by the Commissioner of Education, Malam Sanusi Sa’id-Kiru.
“The closure of the College was necessary following a disturbing security report and the need to protect lives of the students, teachers and other staff of the college.
“Therefore, i urge parents to immediately evacuate their children from the College and wait for further directives,” it said.
Yusuf said the commissioner used the opportunity to express the state government’s appreciation to parents and guardians for their support and cooperation to its policies and directives especially on security related matters. (NAN)
The proactive move by the Kano State Government is despite the fact that the state has not been largely affected by the spate of kidnappings that have been the bane of neighbouring states.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that Kaduna State to the south of Kano State is presently engulfed by apprehenshion after the killing of five students kidnapped by bandits from a private university in the state. The Nasir El-Rufai administration had pledged not to negotiate with the terrorists.