Adamawa rehabilitates school B/Haram used as last base
The Adamawa State Government is renovating Government Secondary School Gombi where Boko Haram set up last operational base in the state before they were pushed back by the military.
Deputy Governor, Eng. Martin Babale who visited the school on Friday, said renovation would commence immediately with help from a nongovernment organisation to restore destroyed infrastructure.
The school became symbolic as the closest Boko Haram camp to Yola, the capital of Adamawa State and the halting point of insurgents when they annexed Gombi and six other local government areas in the state before their liberation by the Nigerian military.
Babale who had earlier inspected a completed renovation project at the Primary School in Muchalla village, said the administration of Governor Muhammadu Jibrilla was committed to rebuilding infrastructure in the liberated communities despite financial constraints.
”We cannot fold our hands and watch the destroyed facilities, we need to justify our being in office. We promised to attend to the needs of the people. You can see classrooms at the primary school in Muchalla have been renovated while classroom and hostel renovation is about to commence in GSS Gombi. We have already built roads in Yola, Shelleng Guyuk, Ganye and Mubi”, he said.
The Headmaster of Muchalla Primary School, James Garga and the Principal of GSS Gombi, Idrisa Samari expressed appreciation to the government for the renovation.