Troops drive Boko Haram extremists out of Nigerian school

Nigerian troops have driven Boko Haram extremists out of an abandoned northeastern primary school in a shootout that killed four militants, the army said Monday. Insurgents were using the school as a transit camp until Sunday’s attack, an army statement said. Boko Haram — a nickname which means “Western education is forbidden” — has attacked many schools that have closed, been burned down or been abandoned in much of northeastern Borno state. The UN Children’s Fund says more than 300 schools have been destroyed in an area where fewer than 30 percent of children are ever educated.



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