Following the abduction of students at Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State, Samuel Ortom has ordered the closure of all boarding schools in Benue State.
Ortom, who announced the decision on Thursday when he visited the Maximum Security Custodian Centre (MSCC) in Makurdi, also condemned the abduction of students in Katsina State.
He said he had directed the Commissioner for Education to complete necessary steps to close all boarding schools in Benue as a preventive measure against abduction of students.
The governor said if hundreds of students could be abducted in Katsina, the home state of the President Muhammadu Buhari, no place was safe again.
Ortom expressed regrets at the abduction of students and on-going killings across the country and called on the President and security chiefs to adopt new methods of addressing insecurity.