The Jigawa Government has ordered abrupt closure of all schools across the state, according to Commissioner for Education in the state, Dr Lawan Yusuf in a statement on Wednesday, in Dutse.
Yusuf said the schools were closed on Wednesday morning after the state received intelligence report about possible attacks on schools across the country, particularly in border states.
A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) who visited some of the schools reports that students, including those in boarding schools were released to go home.
Among the schools visited included Dutse Model International School, Government Commercial Secondary School, Dutse Capital School and Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi Government Day Secondary School.
Personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), were seen patrolling schools in Dutse.