The Government of Borno State has moved at least 600 Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Yerwa to the Dalori Resettlement camp.
The relocation came on the heels of a promise by the state government that it would relocate the IDPs from the school to the permanent site, following an earlier promise to reopen public schools in the metropolis that had been closed for nearly two years as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, the Commissioner of Education in the state, Alhaji Musa Inuwa Kubo lauded the move, explaining that it was finally possible to move the IDPs after four previous attempts failed to yield any meaningful fruit.
He said: “We thank God, it is a reality to reopen our schools that were closed down for over a year now. We are conveying this morning 602 IDPs to Dalori camp with their families. We have assured the people that the government will take care of the basic needs of the displaced persons.”