To avoid possible attacks by kidnappers and insurgents on schools located in areas prone to security threat, Kano State Government has ordered the closure of five Health training institutions in the state with immediate effect.
This directive was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the State Ministry of Health, Hadiza Mustapha Namadi, made available to journalists earlier today, Sunday.
The statement clarified the affected institutions included the School of Health Technology Bebeji, School of Nursing, Madobi, and the Schools of Midwifery in Gwarzo, Gezawa and Dambatta.
Kano State Government had earlier on Saturday directed similar immediate closure of 12 secondary schools and four tertiary institutions located in the outskirts of the state capital over increasing insecurity.
The statement noted the Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Ibraim Tsanyawa, had assured that adequate arrangements had been made for the students to continue with their academic activities.
It also urged parents and guardians to pick their children from their respective schools today (Sunday morning).