- Students in Zamfara state have to stop learning and return home as the security situation deteriorates
- This is the police commissioner in the state announced the shutdown of all the schools in the northern state
- The police boss also said a curfew has been imposed with immediate effect as part of the efforts to tackle the security crisis
Gusau, Zamfara state - The Zamfara government has reportedly announced a dusk-to-dawn curfew on 13 local government areas of the state.
According to Elkana, the 6pm to 6am curfew takes effect immediately until further notice.
The police boss said it is part of measures to tackle the growing banditry and kidnapping in the state.
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The commissioner also announced the total and immediate closure of all the schools in the state.
Elkana said the measures followed the increasing rate of attacks and abduction of school pupils, students and even teachers in schools across the state.
Channels TV cited the police commissioner as saying that the order was issued by the governor of Zamfara state, Bello Matawalle.
Bandits attack Zamfara school, abduct students
Earlier on Wednesday, bandits once again abducted some students following an attack on Kaya Day Secondary School in Zamfara state.
The incident occurred at about 11am in Maradun local government area of the state.
However, police authorities in Zamfara have yet to confirm the incident. Sources explained that the assailants invaded the school in a large number and left with the students to an undisclosed location.
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This was to enable the students to participate in the forthcoming Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
The development was announced in a statement by Shehu Muhammad, Kaduna commissioner for education, on Wednesday, August 18.
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The suspension took effect from Wednesday, September 1, according to a statement made available on the state governor's Facebook page.
Legit.ng gathers that the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, announced this via a statement released on Tuesday, August 31.