The Borno state government has closed female boarding schools in 25 local government areas of the state to forestall abduction of schoolgirls by the Boko Haram insurgents.
This is coming after 110 schoolgirls were abducted at a secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State. It could be recalled that over 200 schoolgirls were abducted in April 14, 2014 from a Chibok secondary school, Borno State.
Speaking to journalists on the modalities put in place to prevent further abduction of students from schools, the Borno State Commissioner of Education, Inuwa Kubo, said all female boarding schools except those in Maiduguri and Biu, had been closed.
With this, it means female boarding schools have been closed in 25 of 27 local government areas of the state.
Kubo said, “We have decided to relocate all our girls in boarding schools within Maiduguri or Biu because we do not want a recurrence of the Chibok case,”.
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Author: Samuel Etuk