Government Girls College in Mabera has been shut down by the Sokoto government following a cholera outbreak which has killed two students. Commissioner for Science and Technology, Dr. Kulu Haruna who made the announcement said 70 students were affected but only 20 are currently at the isolation centre. Haruna said the decision to shut down the school became necessary to address the problem, and further stated that a high powered medical team have been deployed to the school. Daily Trust reported that the two students who died were temporarilyy transferred to the college after the closure of all boarding schools in the banditry prone areas by the state government. Haruna however dismissed insinuations that the disease emanated from a new borehole in the school. The school which was fumigated, would be opened when things normalize.