Kano State Government has directed the immediate closure of Bagauda Technical College.
The school is located along Kano-Jos road in Bebeji Local Government Area of the state.
The closure of the college was announced by the Commissioner of Education, Malam Sanusi Sa’id-Kiru in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer, Kano State Ministry of Education, Mr Aliyu Yusuf.
“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 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.
Since last November, there have been several kidnappings and attacks on schools in proximate Kaduna, Niger and Katsina States.
The most recent was that at Greenfield University where five students kidnapped last week have since been killed with the lives of fifteen others in danger.
Kano is Northern Nigeria’s most populous state.