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Bandits’ attack: Katsina State government orders closure of boarding schools

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Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has ordered the immediate closure of all boarding secondary schools in the state.

The governor gave the directive in a statement by his Director-General on Media, Mr Abdu Labaran, on Saturday in Katsina.

According to Labaran, the Governor’s directive follows the alleged abduction of some students of the Government Science Secondary School (GSSS) Kankara by bandits on Friday night.

Governor Masari visited the school in the company of his Deputy, Mannir Yakubu, other government officials, some parents, traditional and religious leaders as well as security officials.

The governor met with the school officials, parents, traditional and religious leaders as well as security officials.

Masari pleaded with the people to be patient, assuring them that the government would do every necessary thing to ensure the release of all the abducted students.

“Already, the military, the police and the Department of State Security have swung into action and are on the trail of the bandits.

“The government is very firm in its resolve to be ruthless in any engagement with the bandits.” Governor Masari said.

Masari further gave assurances that both the Federal and state governments were doing their bests to bring an end to banditry and other debilitating criminal activities in the state.

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