Nigerian education authorities have decided to close one of the colleges in the capital, Abuja, citing fears of attack by armed gangs.
The education ministry said the closure of the Federal Government College in the city’s suburb of Kwali became necessary over insecurity in nearby villages.
According to the ministry, a security breach on Sheda and Lambata villages threatened the school – after gunmen attacked Sheda on Sunday morning, kidnapping a resident.
The Federal Government College is located in Sheda.
In a statement, the ministry directed the college’s management to make arrangements for final-year students to conclude their terminal examinations.