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Military establishes school for Boko Haram victims

29 August 2016, 17:34

Bama - Thousands of internally-displaced people (IDPs) in Barma Local Government Area of Borno State have received a boost after troops of 21 Brigade, 7 Division Nigerian Army, established a temporary school.

The school comprised six military tents in which soldiers not on essential duty served as teachers.

In addition, some of the IDPs who were teachers before their displacement also teach in the school.

Presently, the school has a population of over 3 000 children.

The Brigade has also established a section of adult education for women.

Also read: PHOTOS: Dangote visits IDP camp, pledges support

Impressed with the initiative, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) also assisted the Brigade with two additional tents and school bags for the pupils, while Borno State Urban Education deployed a principal to assist in running of the school.

The UN Assistant Secretary-General and the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Toby Lanzer, and Borno State Government celebrated the recently-held World Humanitarian Day with the IDPs in the school and commended the efforts of the Nigerian Army for establishing the facility.

An American non-government organization, Empower54, said despite the heavy responsibility of fighting off the terrorists daily, the soldiers were making time to teach the children.

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, said the opening of the facility was to further assist the Boko Haram-IDPs and enhance civil-military relations.

- CAJ News


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