Metro Nigeria Starts Program to Protect Schools From Terror Attacks - Bloomberg


Nigeria started implementing a plan to protect schools from terror attacks in three northeastern states now under emergency rule because of an Islamist insurgency, Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said.

The government will spend an initial 1.6 billion naira ($9.8 million) to safeguard schools and wants to raise an additional $100 million from donors, Okonjo-Iweala told reporters today in the capital, Abuja. Islamist militia Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 girls from a school in Borno state in the northeast in April.

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