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Boko Haram destroys 1,500 schools in North-East, says NGO

A United Nation Supported NGO under the aegis  ‘ Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center’ (WARDC), on Thursday, said Boko Haram insurgents had destroyed over 1,500 schools in Northern Nigeria in the last six years  Dr Abiola Awolabi,  Founder of WARDC, who stated this to newsmen at a two day workshop in Maiduguri, said that of this figure, about 525 of the destroyed schools were in Borno. Awolabi lamented that some schools in Borno were used as camps by both security operatives and IDPs, leading to their closure for more than two years. “It would be recalled that series of meetings facilitated by the Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center and its partner in Borno state; GEDPAC with support of UN Democracy Fund, were held.

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