Boko Haram killed 50% of teachers in North East —Commission


By Ismail Auwal

Boko Haram’s insurgency in the North-East has caused the deaths of 40 to 50% of the region’s teachers.

Managing Director, North East Development Commission (NEDC), Mohammed Alkali, while disclosing this Thursday said teachers in the zone remained the primary target of the terrorists.

Alkali spoke at the 50th session of the State House Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said the commission prioritised the training of teachers in the region because their ranks had been substantially depleted.

“The scarcest product now, not only in Nigeria but elsewhere, is teachers. In the North-East, over 40-50 percent of teachers have either been killed or something has happened to them because tag of the insurgency is the Boko Haram and teachers are the instruments of this so called Boko Haram and they’re the primary target of those people. 

” Most of them have been killed or something must have happened to them. So, we need more teachers in the region,” he said.

Alkali further said that the federal government had completed the construction of 1,000 housing units as part of its resettlement efforts for millions of inhabitants displaced by the 13-year insurgency in the North East geo-political zone.

According to him, the houses had been handed over to the Borno State Government who distributed them to various households.

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