Governor Sani Bello of Niger State has ordered the immediate closure of all the boarding schools in four local government areas of the state.
This is as a result of the abduction of students and staff of Government Science College, Kagara.
Gunmen had invaded the school in the wee hours of Wednesday, raiding hostels and staff quarters.
A student was killed during the operation that lasted for hours.
Addressing a press conference in Minna, the State capital, Bello ordered that boarding schools in Rafi, Munya, Mariga and Shiroro local government areas should be closed indefinitely.