The Kano State Police Command has dispelled rumour making the round that the state government has ordered for closure of schools for fear of attack.
Rumours circulated on social media that insurgents might kidnap schoolgirls in the state’s boarding schools, causing fear among parents.
However, in a swift reaction, the command, in a statement by its spokesman, Magaji Majiya, said the information was untrue and perpetrated by mischief makers.
The statement also called on parents, stakeholders and the general public to disregard the rumour, adding that the Command is working tirelessly to provide maximum security in all the Schools and the state in general.
Similarly, the state government had through the commissioner for information, youth and culture, Muhammad Garba said the rumours, which are being peddled by unpatriotic and heartless people are baseless, unfounded and therefore should be discarded.
The statement advised the public especially parents, guardians and care givers to remain calm and allow their wards to remain in school until the completion of examinations.
It gives the assurance that adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure the protection of life and property of citizens including schools in the state.
Meanwhile, the Kano State Senior Secondary Schools Management Board has suspended its earlier directives for the closure of all secondary schools in the state.
A statement by its Public Relations Officer, Yushau Hamza, said all principals, principal directors, zonal education directors and all staff of public secondary schools in the state should resume.