Nigerian school reopens in insurgency-hit region
School in northeastern Yobe state was shut down in February after abduction of over 100 schoolgirls by Boko Haram
By Rafiu Ajakaye
A Nigerian college has resumed academic activities in the insurgency-hit northeast region, nine months after it was shut down following abduction of over 100 schoolgirls by Boko Haram, local media reported.
All but one of the 110 schoolgirls -- Leah Sharibu -- have been freed by the militants but the Government Girls’ Science and Technical College in northeastern Dapchi town in Yobe state had remained shut since then for security reasons.
The Feb. 19 incident occurred four years after some 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in neighboring Borno State, for the second time raising the global profile of the terrorist group which had attacked the United Nations office in the Nigerian capital Abuja a few years earlier.
“More than 80 percent of the students
“School activities are moving smoothly as they were before the ugly incident,” Abdulkarim said.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.