The Borno State Government has closed female boarding schools in 25 local government areas of the state to forestall abduction of schoolgirls by the Boko Haram insurgents.
Speaking to journalists on the modalities put in place to prevent further abduction of students from schools, the Borno State Commissioner of Education, Inuwa Kubo, said all female boarding schools except those in Maiduguri and Biu, had been closed. With this, it means female boarding schools have been closed in 25 of 27 local government areas of the state.
“We have decided to relocate all our girls in boarding schools within Maiduguri or Biu because we do not want a recurrence of the Chibok case,” Kubo said.
Recall over 200 schoolgirls were abducted in April 14, 2014 from a Chibok secondary school, Borno State and 110 schoolgirls abducted few weeks ago at a secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State.