Military reopens mixed primary school for IDPs



THE Nigerian Army Spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, has said that with the increase in relocation of Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Maiduguri resettlement camps to Gwoza town in Borno State, the military has reopened “a mixed primary school” in the reclaimed town that was captured by insurgents on August 6, 2014.

This was disclosed yesterday in a signed press statement issued to newsmen in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The statement reads in part: “The reopening of this primary school was to assist returnees and other Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Maiduguri and other places for the education of their children and wards.

“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.”

He, however, urged the returning IDPs to Gwoza to fully co-operate with the military and other security operatives with credible information on the “modus operandi and hide-outs” of Boko Haram insurgents, particularly the ones that could have fled into the Mandara Mountains from Sambisa Forest.

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