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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Boko Is Haram: Cameroon Border Schools Shut As Boko Haram Continues Onslaught

Boko Is HaramCameroon Border Schools Shut As Boko Haram Continues Onslaught
The Cameroonian authorities have closed all schools along the country’s border with Nigeria as the Boko Haram sect continues its armed struggle

A students’ hostel in Yobe state destroyed in a Boko Haram gun and explosives attack.
(Aminu Abubakar/AFP/Getty Images)
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Cameroon has closed schools along its borders with Nigeria’s Borno State as the Boko Haram insurgency continues in North-East Nigeria.
Schools which had re-opened for the 2014/2015 academic year began in Cameroon saw only a trickle of students and staff as many had joined the exodus out of the Boko Haram infested region, Daily Trust reports.
The Cameroonian government has intimated of plans to relocate entire populations with several schools already destroyed.
Student Pulse gathered that some of the schools have been occupied by the insurgents.
A source who spoke with Daily Trust, 17-year-old Foncha Rene, said only a handful of students turned up for class in government schools in Kolofata.
There is no way we can go to school.
“Some time ago the Boko Haram kidnapped some students in Nigeria and they have been attacking schools in the border zone of Cameroon, Foncha said.
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