Elombah
Take a fresh look at your lifestyle.

Boko haram: Schools to Reopen as Forces Push Out Extremists

169

Nigerian public schools are reopening in Borno state, in the country’s northeast, where the military has pushed Boko Haram extremists from many cities and towns, military officials ave said.

Many schools have been closed for more than two years in areas of Borno state that had been controlled by Boko Haram, which means “Western education is sinful.” A three-month multinational offensive earlier this year drove Boko Haram out of towns including Gwoza which had been headquarters of what the group called its Islamic caliphate.

Nigeria’s military reopened a public school in Gwoza, Saturday. The schools are being reopened while troops continue to recapture territory from the insurgent’s, military spokesman Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman said.

“The military in conjunction with other security agencies and other security stakeholders have placed adequate security measures to ensure the pupils and teachers’ safety and security. Already classes have commenced and the turnout was quite impressive,” Usman said. The U.N. children’s agency says at least 1.4 million children in Nigeria and neighboring countries are currently displaced by Boko Haram’s uprising. At least 500,000 children were displaced in the last the last five months as the militants increased their attacks in the region, according to the U.N. children’s agency.

At least 2.1 million people have been displaced in the region by Boko Haram’s 6-year-old insurgency. Nearly 20,000 people have died from the violence.

In neighboring Adamawa state, a university opened after Boko Haram was forced out by the military has hired local hunters to defend students and staff from Boko Harm attacks. The university hired over 80 hunters to provide safety against possible attacks, said the vice chancellor of the Adamawa State University in Mubi, Prof. Shall David Joshua.


© Copyright 2020 ElombahNews.

DISCLAIMER : Opinion articles are solely the responsibility of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of the publishers of ElombahNews!
Would you like to be receiving ALL ElombahNews links ‘On The Go’ on WhatsApp Or Telegram? If yes, join us here on WhatsApp or Telegram, or provide us your Telephone number via publisher@elombah.com or sms/inbox +2349050382526 and you are good to go!
DOWNLOAD ElombahNews mobile app here
Send eyewitness accounts/ reports/ articles  to publisher@elombah.com; follow us on twitter @ElombahNews; like our Facebook page ElombahNews 

For adverts & inquiries, call +447460770987, +2349050382526

Comments are closed.