Sokoto state Governor Aminu Tambuwal on Friday directed the closure of Government Girls College, Mabera, due to cholera outbreak.
The disease broke out on Wednesday, killing two people, and
forcing the school to convert one of the halls to an isolation centre.
Commissioner for Science and Technology, Dr. Kulu Haruna, said the decision was necessary in order to address the problem.
Haruwa 70 students were affected but only 20 were currently at the isolation centre, adding that they were treated and discharged by the high powered medical team deployed to the school.
The Commissioner said the 20 students will b in isolation untill they are stabilised.
He said two students that died were temporarily transferred to the college after the closure of all boarding schools due t activities of bandits in their area.
Haruna dismissed reports that the disease emanated from a new borehole in the school.
She further explained that, the 20 isolated students would remain in the school until they were stabilized.
She said that, the school which was fumigated would be opened when things normalized.