The Kaduna State Government has announced the immediate closure of 13 schools located in areas seen as vulnerable to attacks by armed bandits.
The Director-General of Quality Assurance Authority in the state Ministry of Education, Umma Ahmed gave the order in a directive on Monday to proprietors of private schools, saying the closure is with immediate effect.
She wrote, “You are hereby advised to adhere to the contents of this letter as appropriate sanctions shall be meted out to schools that are found wanting for non-compliance, please.”
Ahmed gave the names of the affected schools as Faith Academy, along Kachia Road adjacent to Jakaranda, Deeper Life Academy, Maraban Rido, ECWA Secondary school, Ungwar Maje and Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi.
Others are, St. Peters Minor Seminary, Katari, Prelude Secondary School, Kujama, Ibiso Secondary School, Tashar Iche, Tulip International (Boys) School and Tulip international (Girls) School.
Also on the list are, Goodnews Secondary School, St. Augustine, Kujama, Comprehensive Development Institution (CDI), Tudun Mare and Adventist College, Kujama.
This comes hours after Monday’s bandits’ attack on Bethel Baptist school in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
About 140 students were reportedly abducted by the bandits.