All public and private schools in Jigawa State have been instructed to close immediately due to security risks.

Dr. Lawan Yunusa Danzomo, the state’s commissioner for education, revealed this to reporters at his office.

Danzomo clarified that the mandate applies to all states, particularly border states, and is not unique to Jigawa State.

It was learnt that the state government had directed the immediate closure of all primary and secondary schools without further delay while the students were taking their terminal examinations.

The sudden closure has caused panicking among residents, students and teachers.


A headmaster said that they were asked to shut down the schools and release the students immediately.

He said the directive comes while the students are writing their examinations a few days before the normal closing date.

It was also observed that most of the students, especially boarding schools were left stranded after closure of the schools.

Police spokesperson in Jigawa, Lawan Shiisu Adam, said the police command in the state did not order the closure of the schools, and the Ministry of Education has not briefed the command on what led to the sudden closure.


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