Governor Sani Bello of Niger State has ordered the immediate closure of all the boarding schools in four local government areas of the state.
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Gunmen had invaded the school in the wee hours of Wednesday, raiding hostels and staff quarters.
A student was killed during the operation that lasted for hours.
Addressing a press conference in Minna, the State capital, Bello ordered that boarding schools in
Rafi, Munya, Mariga and Shiroro local government areas should be closed indefinitely.
He appealed to the public to provide information that could lead to the rescue of the victims.
Bello said 27 students, three staff and 12 members of their families were abducted.
“We are deeply concerned at this recent sad events and are asking the federal government to deploy every necessary resources while we will look at all options, both kinetic and non-kinetic to ensure the safe return of the victims of both incidents. We will not rest or sleep until we bring them back to their families.” he said.
“Tension is high and the situation is very serious. We are saddened by all these development. We have been having attacks before and we have been working to settle it but in this past few days, the attacks have been so daring that it caught our attention. We pray that God will show us the way of getting them back safely.”