House of Representatives yesterday called on the federal government and states in the North-East to construct temporary camps and schools for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, as well as re-open regular schools when security improved in the affected states.
Nigerian Pilot recalled that following the incessant attacks by the Boko Haram sect, schools in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa were shutdown pending when security was fully guaranteed.
One of such incidences was the adoption of over 200 schoolgirls at Chibok, Borno State, on April 14, 2014 while writing their West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE.
In a motion titled: ‘Urgent Need For Government To Relocate Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, From Schools in Borno State To Enable Schools Reopen’, sponsor of the motion, Hon. Asabe Bashir, pointed out that the Boko Haram onslaughts had been ongoing since 2009, leading to the killing of thousands of people and displacing many others.
Bashir lamented that activities of the terrorists sect had over-ran 20 out of 27 local government areas in Borno State.
She further explained that there was need for federal government to assist the government of Borno State in rebuilding and rehabilitating the schools that were destroyed to enable them reopen.
While commending the efforts of Borno State government, the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA; Red Cross; individuals and charitable organisations, the lawmaker urged NEMA and other relevant agencies to provide well equipped mobile clinics that would give prompt medical attention to victims of bomb blasts.

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