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  • Updated: August 17, 2022

Banditry: Jigawa Closes Schools Over Fear Of Attack As Pupils Write Exams

The Jigawa state government has ordered the immediate closure of all public schools in the state over fear of imminent attacks. 

The schools were closed today (Wednesday) as pupils were writing their terminal examination. 

This was confirmed by the spokesperson for the Jigawa state Ministry for Education, Wasilu Umar. 

The closure caused panic among residents according to sources.

A source revealed to AllNews that students were seen stranded waiting to be taken home.

According to Premium Times, a headmaster of one of the schools revealed that: “We are asked to shut down and release the students immediately.

“The pupils are yet to sit for the Basic Science and Islamic Religion Knowledge (IRK) examinations before they were asked to leave.

“The closure is indefinite until further notice. 

"We believe that it is due to the deteriorating security situation in the state."

Recall that immigration officers were attacked by bandits last week at Magari Local Government Area of the state, which left one dead and two injured.

Meanwhile the Jigawa state police command through its spokesperson, Lawan Adam denied knowledge of the closure as the education ministry has not briefed the command.

 

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