Military Reopens Schools In Former Boko Haram Enclave

Military Reopens Schools In Former Boko Haram Enclave

By News Desk | The Trent on September 19, 2015
Brigadier General Sani Usman, Nigerian Army Spokesman in a file photo when he was a colonel

The Nigerian military has announced the reopening of schools in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, an area previously under the control of Boko Haram insurgents.

Making the announcement via an email to media houses on Friday, September 18, 2015 was the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, who availed that the military and other security agencies were poised to protect the reopened primary schools.

Usaman also added that about 23 men, 33 women and 34 childrenwere rescued from Adisa and Balazala villages in Gwoza while a large number of terrorists disguised as Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) were captured at Dara Jamel near Banki, border town with Cameroun.

He said: “To further assist returnees and other IDPs with education of their children, the military on Friday reopened a mixed Primary School in Gwoza, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.

The military, in conjunction with other security agencies, has put adequate security measures in place to ensure the pupils and teachers’ safety. Already, classes have commenced and the turnout was quite impressive.”

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