The Kano State Government has directed the immediate closure of Bagauda Technical College, located along Kano-Jos road, following a security report.
This was announced in a statement issued to newsmen on Monday, April 26, in Kano, by the Public Relations Officer, Kano State Ministry of Education, Mr Aliyu Yusuf.
Yusuf said the closure of the college in the Bebeji Local Government Area was announced by the Commissioner of Education, Malam Sanusi Sa’id-Kiru.
“The closure of the College was necessary following a disturbing security report; and the need to protect lives of the students; teachers and other staff of the college.
“Therefore, I urge parents to immediately evacuate their children from the College; and wait for further directives,” it said.
Yusuf said the Kano commissioner used the opportunity to express the state government’s appreciation to parents and guardians; for their support and cooperation to its policies and directives; especially on security-related matters.
Meanwhile, the Anambra State Government has imposed a 12-hour curfew on six communities in Oyi and Anambra East Local Government Areas.
Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu, Secretary to the State Government, announced this in a statement on Monday, April 26, in Awka.
Chukwulobelu listed the affected communities as Igbariam; Aguleri; Umueri; Nteje; Awkuzu; as well as Umunya.
He said the curfew which took immediate effect would last between 7 pm and 6 am daily.
The secretary to Anambra government urged residents of the affected communities to adhere strictly to the order as security personnel would ensure strict enforcement.
1st News learned that the police had earlier announced that nine yet-to-be-identified persons were killed by gunmen at the Nteje community.
Sources say the report of the killing has left residents of Nteje and some neigbouring communities in fear.
Local sources also reveal that some residents are already fleeing their homes in search of safety.