ABUJA, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria has ordered the closure of a college in the northwestern state of Kaduna due to recent attacks on villages bordering the location of the academic institution.
The Kaduna State College of Education was ordered shut indefinitely, said a statement reaching Xinhua on Tuesday from the school's spokesman, Danlami Aduwu.
He said the decision to suspend academic activities in the college was informed by the need to safeguard the lives and property of staff and students.
Aduwu said the students and teaching staff had been told to vacate the campus with immediate effect.
More than 40 people were killed in attacks caused by suspected nomadic herdsmen in Godogodo town and other villages in the southern part of Kaduna last month.
Local officials said the attackers wreaked maximum havoc and destruction, razing virtually all houses in that locality.
The Kaduna State government had made efforts to quell the violence, describing it as "unjustifiable".