Nigerian Troops reopens school in Gwoza &arrest fleeing Boko Haram members

Nigerian Troops reopens school in Gwoza &arrest fleeing Boko Haram members

Press statement from the Military

To further assist returnees and other Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with education of their children, the Nigerian military has reopened a mixed Primary School in Gwoza, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State yesterday. The military in conjunction with other security agencies and other security stakeholders have placed adequate security measures to ensure the pupils and teachers’ safety and security. Already classes have commenced and the turn out was quite impressive.

The reopening of the combined Primary School in Gwoza is significant as the eradication of western education is part of the aims of Boko Haram in their murderous campaign of terror. Gradual restoration of normalcy by troops is therefore indicative of the continuous elimination of the terrorists from Nigerian territory. Similarly, the troops have also dislodged Boko Hararm terrorists from Dissa and Balazala villages located in
the same Gwoza Local Government Area yesterday during which they rescued 23 men, 33 women and 34 children from the terrorists.

In a related development, troops advancing from Bama have also intercepted quite a number of Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from Dara Jamel near Banki the battle zone disguised as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The intercepted persons are being screened by troops of 21 Brigade for more information and confirmation of their true identity. Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman Acting Director Army Public Relations

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