The Yobe State Government has ordered indefinite closure of all boarding schools across the 17 Local Government Areas of the state.
Though the reason for the closure was not revealed, the decision by the state government may not be unconnected with the recent abductions of student in Zamfara and Niger States.
According to Daily Trust, a source in one of the schools disclosed that directive to shut schools got to them earlier on Sunday.
The newspaper quoted the source as saying that parents with support from security operatives came earlier in the day and evacuated their children and wards from Government Girls Unity College, Damaturu, the state capital.
He, however, said the directive will not affect SSS 3 students.
Zamfara and Niger States had recently shut some schools, following the abduction of schoolchildren in the two states.
The Kano State government has also shut some boarding schools in the state.