FG inaugurates Chibok school seven years after abduction of 276 students

This photograph shows a deserted classroom at the Government Girls Secondary School, the day after the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls by gunmen in Jangebe, a village in Zamfara State, northwest of Nigeria on February 27, 2021. - More than 300 schoolgirls were snatched from dormitories by gunmen in the middle of the night in northwestern Zamfara state on February 26, in the third known mass kidnapping of students since December. (Photo by Kola Sulaimon / AFP)

By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday inaugurated the renovated Government Girls Secondary School located in Chibok Local Government Area of Borno State.

This was the school that was attacked by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14, 2014 and where 276 students were taken away.

Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, represented the President at the commissioning of the renovated school, saying that government continues to work to ensure the return of normalcy in the region.

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She said, “We sympathise with the Chibok community. We know what you are going through. But I want to assure you that we are working day and night to make sure that life returns to normal both in your community and all others affected by terrorism.

“I want to appeal to Chibok leaders and the community to continue to give their maximum support to the present administration under the leadership of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum, who is ever willing to give girl child education the desire it needs.”


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