Katsina’s abduction: Masari orders the closure of colleges
Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State ordered the closure of all colleges.
The governor on Saturday ordered the immediate closure of all secondary colleges in the state.
The ruling came after gunmen kidnapped an unknown number of students at the Kankara State Science High School on Friday evening.
On Saturday, the governor issued an order during his visit to the school to assess the situation on the spot.
He was accompanied by his deputy, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, and other senior government officials.
During the visit, the governor also met with school officials, some parents, traditional and religious leaders, and security officials.
The governor pleaded with residents to show patience and show restraint and understanding, assuring them that the government would do everything in its power to ensure that all kidnapped students were released.
He said that security personnel, including the military, police and the State Security Department, had taken action and were tracking down the kidnappers.
Governor Masari also pledged that both the federal and state governments are doing their utmost to end banditry and other debilitating crimes in the state.
The government is determined to be ruthless in any dealings with the bandits, he said.