From Maiharaji Altine, Gusau
Zamfara government has closed down all boarding schools following the abduction of 317 schoolgirls of Government Girls Secondary School Jangebe.
Breifing newsmen in Government House Gusau today, Governor Matawalle said the schools must remain closed down until the security situation has improved in the state.
Matawalle maintained that, following the abduction of the schoolgirls in Jangebe, some parents have since went to the school and took away their children.
“We have no alternative than to close down all boarding schools so as to douse the fear being entertained by parents and guardians due to the recent abduction of the schoolgirls in Jangebe”.
” We are however doing everything possible to rescue the children and reunite them with their families”.
“We have already drafted two helicopters with a view to locating the children and rescue them”.
The Governor maintained that the school has a population of over 500 students out of which, 317 were still missing, assuring the parents of the students that, they would soon see their children.
He still maintained that the peace accord initiated by his administration could still be used to solve the insecurity challenges in the state.