Northeast Nigeria: Schools reopen as army pushes out extremists who reject western education

September 20, 2015 12:08 PM

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BAUCHI, Nigeria – A Nigerian military official says public schools are reopening in Borno state, in the country's northeast, where the military has pushed Boko Haram extremists from many cities and towns.

Many schools have been closed for more than two years in areas of the state that had been controlled by Boko Haram, which means "Western education is sinful." A three-month multinational offensive earlier this year drove Boko Haram out of towns including Gwoza which had been headquarters of the grou...

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