Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari has ordered the immediate closure of boarding schools in the state.
The governor issued the directive in a statement issued by his media director Abdu Labaran on Saturday.
The move comes after gunmen abducted some students at Kankara boarding school at midnight on Friday.
Speaking during a visit to the school, Governor Aminu Bello Masari said he took the initiative to reassure parents in the state.
He said Nigerian military, police and security forces were already on the lookout for the children.