By Abba Gwale
Kano State Government has ordered the closure of Bagauda Technical College (BTC), in Bebeji Local Government Area, over the spate of insecurity in the country.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Education, Aliyu Yusuf, announced this on behalf of the state Commissioner of Education, Alhaji Sanusi Sa’idu Kiru on Monday night.
He said the decision was necessary in order to protect the lives of the students, teachers and the staff of the college
He also urged parents to immediately go and pick their children from the time they heard the announcement.
The Commissioner thanked parents for their continuous support towards improving the security situation in the state.
Recall that the state government had, on March this year, ordered the closure of some boarding schools based on security issues ravaging the North Western part of the country.
This is coming as the time when bandits attacked so many schools in neighboring states and abducted many students for ransom.
Last week Tuesday, bandits stormed Greenfield University in Kaduna State and abducted many students, killing five among the students.
Yesterday, gunmen also invaded Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, and kidnapped students.