Abuja - The Borno State government pledged to provide security to all schools in the state in order to ensure the safety of teachers and students amid the reign of terror by members of the Boko Haram sect.
The pledge follows the killing of six teachers and five students in the area.
The fundamentalist group burnt down more than 50 primary and junior secondary schools in the state costing government millions of Naira in reconstruction efforts.
Speaking at a press conference, the State Universal Basic Education Board Chairman, Professor Tijjani Abba Ali revealed how two schools were burnt down and the board received 120 million Naira for rebuilding the schools only for alleged members of the sect to burn them down again days after reconstruction.
Borno State is one of areas government has declared a state of emergency after terrorism activities by the outlawed Boko Haram.
- CAJ News