Following the take over of all territories overrun by the Boko Haram insurgents and the restoration of peace, the Nigerian Army has re-opened primary and secondary school classes for the returnees.
Speaking to NAN in Madagali on Saturday, Lt. Col Chibueze Agbuabo, the Commanding Officer, 143 Rangers Battalion, said the officers had voluntarily opened classes for the pupils and students.
“Now that normalcy has been restored in the area and the communities have resumed their daily activities, the Army has opened the hitherto shut classes where pupils and students are being taught,” Agbaubo said.
According to the battalion commander, the development was to ensure that the young ones are not idle, even as all government and private schools in the areas are still under lock and key.
He said the development was also to help the students fill up the gap they had lost during the invasion by the insurgents.
In addition, the military was rendering free medical health care services to the communities as well as counseling them.
Agbaubo described the relationship between the military and the communities as cordial.
He, however, advised the communities to voluntarily forward timely information to the nearest security outpost of any strange face or movement in their areas.
NAN gathered that the commanders on ground and other towns liberated from the insurgents are also encouraging personnel of Immigration and Customs services in the areas, including Gamboru Ngala, to return to their respective duty posts.

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