Government of Jigawa State ordered the immediate closure of all public schools following fear of attack on schools in the state.
Premium Times reported that the schools were abruptly closed on Wednesday August 17, while pupils were taking their terminal examinations. The sudden closure has caused apprehension and panic among residents and students.
Many of the students were seen stranded, waiting to be evacuated out of town.
Spokesperson for the state’s Ministry of Education, Wasilu Umar, confirmed the closure of the schools.
A primary school headmaster in one of the schools in Dutse, the state’s capital, told the publication;
“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.”
One of the pupils in the Nuhu Sanusi Government Day Secondary School also told the reporter that they were asked to leave without taking the Civic Education examination billed to hold tomorrow.
This is coming after an attack on Immigration personnel last week Tuesday in Magari Local Government Area of the state. An officer was killed and two others were injured in the attack.