Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, has shut down all government-owned secondary schools in the state for two weeks.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Education, Hajiya Hannatu Jibrin Salihu, on Thursday
She said the decision was reached after an interface meeting between the Niger State Government and personnel of various security agencies in the state.
According to the commissioner, the closure which take effect from Friday, March 12 to Friday, March 26, will afford the state government the opportunity to find a lasting solution to the incessant abduction of students from public schools in the state.
Recall that bandits had on February 17 attacked Government Science School, Kagara, and abducted 27 students with three staff of the school.
One of the students, Benjamin Doma, was gunned down while trying to escape the attack.
The victims were later released after the state government reportedly negotiated with the bandits.