The Chibok community in Abuja has called on the government to help provide alternative quality education for children of the community who were displaced by the insurgency and have sought refuge in Abuja.
Speaking in an interview, a native of the community resident in Abuja, Gapani Yanga, stated that most of the children who were staying with their parents at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps were now out of school, urging the government to help enrol them in schools in Abuja.
“The affected students fled to Abuja for safety. They are staying with their parents in Abuja at various IDPs camps that do not have provision for those affected students to continue with their education.
“We strongly believe that these innocent students need the support of the good government of Borno State to get urgent attention from the federal government in order to continue with their education.
“Even if they are to soon return back home, the hope of going back to their old schools may not be feasible in the near future as almost all the schools in the troubled zones were affected,” he said.
Recall that on April 14, 2014 insurgents succeeded in abducting over 200 girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok and till now, the government and the security agents are yet to rescue the girls.
Also, Chibok was last year attacked by the Boko Haram sect, resulting in the loss of many lives and many houses were razed.
– The Leadership