All boarding schools in Zamfara state located around the borders with Katsina and Sokoto states have been shut, the state government has announced.

Citynews Nigeria reports that the state announced closure of the schools at a press conference on Tuesday.

According to Ibrahim Abdullahi, commissioner of education in Zamfara, the state governor, Bello Matawalle, ordered that the schools remain closed until there’s significant progress in security situation.

The affected schools are Government Secondary Schools in Zurmi, GSS Birnin Magaji, (boarding), and G.A.S.S Zurmi (boarding), G.G.S.S Moriki (boarding). Science Secondary School Shinkafi (boarding), Science Secondary School, Dansadau (boarding) and Science Secondary School, Bukkuyum (boarding).

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Others are G.D. S. S Nassarawa Mailayi (day), G.D.S.S Gusami (day), and G.D.S.S Gurbin Bore, (day).

“We will not want what happened in Katsina to happen in Zamfara State. All the Principals of the affected schools have been directed to ensure immediate closure of the affected schools,” he said.

Last week Friday, Gunmen attacked Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina, abducting over 300 students.