The Kaduna State Government has ordered the immediate closure of 13 located in areas that have been identified as vulnerable to attacks by bandits.
This comes after bandits attacked Bethel Baptist school in Chikun Local Government Area of the state and kidnapped an unspecified number of students.
The directive was issued by the Director-General of Quality Assurance Authority in the state Ministry of Education, Umma Ahmed to proprietors of private schools.
Ahmed listed the names of the affected schools to include Faith Academy, along Kachia Road adjacent to Jakaranda, Deeper Life Academy, Maraban Rido, ECWA Secondary school, Ungwar Maje and Bethel Baptist High School, Damishi.
Others are, St. Peters Minor Seminary, Katari, Prelude Secondary School, Kujama, Ibiso Secondary School, Tashar Iche, Tulip International (Boys) School and Tulip international (Girls) School.
Also on the list are, Goodnews Secondary School, St. Augustine, Kujama, Comprehensive Development Institution (CDI), Tudun Mare and Adventist College, Kujama.
Ahmed urged all proprietors to adhere to the director, adding that appropriate sanctions shall be meted out to schools that are found wanting for non-compliance.