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Boko Haram, destroyed houses

The Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre (WARDC) disclosed to the world that more than 1,500 schools in the North-East region of Nigeria were destroyed by the act of Boko Haram terrorists, denying more than 400,000 children, especially girls, access to quality education.

The Director of Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre, (WARDC), Dr Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, reviewed this at a town hall meeting held at Bauchi State with the agenda of promoting security and safety of schools in the north east of the country.

The Director of WARDC, said that with support from the United Nations Democracy, UNDEF, and in partnership with Forward in Action for Education, Poverty and Malnutrition, FACEPAM, was addressing a magnitude of factors and issues that affect the safety of students and teachers in the north east region of the country.

The Director of WARDC, further argued that the voices of the communities and school users had not been heard, saying WARDC was working to curbed the challenge of safety and security in schools in Bauchi State, Borno State and Kaduna states and the Federal Capital Territory respectively.

At the conclusion of the meeting, a participant said that the act of wastage and looting by the government official is unwarranted and every leader must be transparent and accountable to the people they were employed to serve by building institutions and schools were youths can grow and be nurture positively.