The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has ordered the immediate closure of all boarding schools in the bandit ravaged areas of the state.
According to the governor the action is necessary to save the lives of the students as the areas have been taken over by bandits.
Armed men, suspected to be bandits had earlier attacked Government Science College Kagara in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State.
One student is feared killed and several others abducted.
Some teachers and their family members residing within the college staff quarters were also said to have been abducted by the gunmen.