The Kaduna State government has shut all public and private schools in Kajuru LGA of the state following incessant kidnap of schoolchildren in the area.
In a memo by the zonal education office, Sabon Tasha, dated March 16, and addressed to all principals of public and private schools, directed that the schools should close due to the prevailing security situation in the area.
Abigail Adze, The commissioner for schools’ quality assurance authority, signed the memo.
She said the decision was taken in view of the security challenges in Kajuru LGA of the state.
“The director-general, Kaduna state schools quality assurance authority has directed me to inform all Principals and Proprietors of both public and private schools in Kajuru local government area to close down all Schools with immediate effect. (as from today 16th March, 2021),” the memo read.
“No school should re-open until you are directed to do so. Be security conscious at all times.”
Recall that 39 students were abducted last Friday when gunmen invaded the Federal College Of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka, Igabi LGA of the state.
Days later, the abducted students appeared in a viral video on social media, wherein they were seen being tortured by gunmen while appealing to the government to rescue them.
Again, gunmen attacked UBE primary School Rama in Birnin-Gwari LGA of the state and abducted some pupils on Monday.
This happened two days after troops of the Nigerian army foiled an attempt to abduct some students of Turkish International Secondary School in Kaduna.