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Military Re-Opens Mixed Primary Schools For IDPs In Borno

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza
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The Defence Headquarters Spokesman, Col. Sani Usman has said that the military has re-opened a "mixed Primary School" in Gwoza with the increased relocations of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPS) from Maiduguri resettlement camps. Gwoza town in Borno state was recaptured from insurgents after boko haram capturef it on August 6, 2014.

A press statement issued in Maiduguri, the Borno state states “The re-opening of this primary school was to assist returnees and other Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Maiduguri and other places in the education of their children."

“The military in conjunction with other security agencies and other security stakeholders have placed adequate security measures to ensure pupils’ and teachers’ safety and security. Classes have commenced and the turnout was quite impressive " the statement said.

Col. Sani urged urged the returning IDPs to Gwoza to fully cooperate with the military and other security operatives with credible information on the “modus operandi and hideouts” of Boko Haram insurgents, particularly the ones that might have fled into the Mandara Mountains from Sambisa Forest.