Maiduguri - The Nigerian Army on Saturday expressed optimism that the Government Secondary School (GSS), Chibok, in Borno will reopen for academic activities in September.
Brig.-Gen.Victor Ezugwu, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, told newsmen in Maiduguri that this was based on progress of its reconstruction. Ezugwu said the army took over the supervision of the reconstruction after a directive from the presidency.
“The school has become a national monument of a sort following the April 14, 2014 abduction of about 217 girls by terrorists at the institution.
“There was actually a presidential order asking army engineers to take over the reconstruction of the school, which led to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), giving directives for us to move in,” he said.
Ezugwu said the engineers had been on site for some time trying to ensure the reconstruction of the school. “We are trying to rebuild the entire structures by supervising contractors on site.”
- News 24