Breaking: Northern state orders reopening of schools amid rise in kidnapping cases

Breaking: Northern state orders reopening of schools amid rise in kidnapping cases

- All boarding schools in Katsina state have been told to reopen fully for academic activities

- The directive for the full reopening was announced by the commissioner for education

- It would be recalled that some students who were abducted in Kankara returned to Katsina state after about one week of being in captivity

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A report by The Punch indicates that Katsina state boarding schools have been directed to reopen on Tuesday, March 2.

The directive was announced on Sunday, February 28, by Badamosi Charanchi, the state commissioner for education.

Charanchi clarifying the directive after he met top officials in his ministry, said boarding students in the four command schools in the state are to resume fully.

Breaking: Northern state orders reopening of schools amid rise in kidnapping cases
Katsina state orders reopening of four boarding schools. Photo credit: @GovernorMasari
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The schools include Government Secondary Command school, Faskari; Government Secondary Command school, Musawa; Government Girls Command school, Barkiya, and Police secondary school, Mani.

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The commissioner went on to note that male students in the remaining schools should report at the nearest secondary school to their places of abode while their female counterparts should await further instruction.

This development is coming after students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara were released on Thursday, December 17, 2020.

Over 300 schoolboys were abducted on Friday, December 11, 2020, at Kankara local government area of the state.

Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district confirmed the abduction of the students in a tweet.

The once-abducted boys were escorted by security operatives to the state capital on Friday, December 18, 2020.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state ordered the immediate closure of all boarding schools in Rafi, Mariga, Munya, and Shiroro local government areas of the state.

The governor gave the order following the abduction of some student from the Government Science College Kagara.

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Bello told journalists on Wednesday, February 17, that order was a security measure to save the life of the students.

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