The Borno State Government has closed female boarding schools in 25 local government areas of the state to forestall abduction of schoolgirls by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Recall that over 200 schoolgirls were abducted in April 14, 2014 from a Chibok secondary school (Borno State) and 110 schoolgirls abducted weeks ago at a secondary school in Dapchi, neighbouring Yobe State.
Speaking to journalists on the modalities put in place to prevent further abduction of students from schools, the Borno State Commissioner of Education, Inuwa Kubo, said all female boarding schools except those in Maiduguri and Biu, have been closed in 25 of 27 local government areas of the state.
The commissioner, who also commended the police for deploying their men in schools in the state, said he would pray that this was sustained and not an action dictated by emotion brought about by the abduction of the Dapchi schoolgirls.
He said measures had been taken to get all schools in the troubled state shielded from any attack by Boko Haram.