Kano State Government Shuts Down 4 Varsities Over Insecurity.

The Kano State government has announced the immediate closure of four tertiary institutions in the state, following security challenges in some neighboring states.

The Commissioner for Higher Education, Hajiya Mariya Mahmud-Bunkure, announced this in a statement issued on Saturday in Kano. She listed the affected institutions to include: RMK College of Advanced and Remedial Studies, Tundun Wada, and School of Environmental Studies, Gwarzo.

Other affected institutions, according to the commissioner, are the School of Rural Technology and Entrepreneurship Development (SORTED), Rano, and Audu Bako College of Agriculture, Dambatta.

She advised students of all the affected schools to vacate their campuses as soon as possible.

According to Mahmud-Bunkure, the dates for the reopening of the school will be communicated to the students later by the state government.

The commissioner noted that most of the schools were located along borders with neighboring states, while some were on highways where they could be the target of attack.

This announcement came in the wake of incessant attacks and kidnap from armed bandits in the northern state with the most recent being the kidnap of 300 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

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