The Chairman, Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State, Danjuma Suleiman Nalango, has ordered the closure of all public and private primary, secondary and tertiary schools in the Local Government Area over a planned banditry attack on Schools to abduct school children in Zungeru and Neighbouring Communities.
The Council Chairman told newsmen via telephone that there was an intelligence report by the Security Agencies that armed bandits in their numbers were planning to strike in the day at Niger State Polytechnic and Government Girls Day Secondary School, both located in the outskirt of Zungeru town.
He said the measure was to avoid a repeat of what happened in Tegina where Islamiyyh pupils were abducted.
He, however, noted that they are aware of the inconveniences considering the importance of education, especially now that schools were about to write their promotion examinations.
Nalango said Zungeru in particular had been threatened by bandits in recent times.