Abuja - The Nigerian Arabic Village has shut down as a result of the terror posed by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Chairman of the Governing Board of the institution Alhaji Mohammed Sani Idris Al-Bulaturee, revealed the closure of the institution.
He said students could not be kept in the village as the Boko Haram members were always prowling to kill.
“The Village is prone to the attack of the insurgents because it is not fenced,” he said.
The institution which is a training centre for Arabic is located in Gamboru- Ngala, a border town with Chad.
Al-Bulaturee said the institution had constantly been attacked by the terrorists group.
Al-Bulaturee appealed to the Borno state government to build perimeter fence for the school before it could be opened.
He also called on Governor Kashim Shettima to procure vehicles for the school, especially for the Governing Board, so as to allow for the proper running of the school.
It could not be ascertained how the governor would assist the school.
He only said after his tenure as the governor he would go back and learn Arabic in order to have strong grip of Islam.
He said Arabic is one of the most important languages and that Borno, due to its leading role in Islamic religion in the country, was the natural home of Arabic language.
He noted that the reason for establishing the Arabic Village in Borno 21 years ago was not misplaced.
“The location of the Arabic village in Borno was not by sheer coincidence,” he said.
– CAJ News