Chibok community in Borno State has commended the military over the reconstruction of the Government Secondary School, GSS, Chibok, the school where over 200 school girls were abducted by the Boko Haram sect.
Speaking during an interview yesterday, the chairman of Chibok Community Association in Abuja, Tsambido Hosea-Abana stated that the reconstruction was going at a fast pace adding that with the pace, the school will be completed soon.
“They are doing a good job. I am so impress. I tell you so many work is going on simultaneously there. The work also contributed to the added security at the place as the army were stationed everywhere. I heard that they have done a lot and are going to phase two now. I am very happy.
“Our people are so happy that they are bringing food for them but they all said that the don’t want anything. They are working for the people. They are putting their minds in the work and thank God it is going on well,” he said.
He also revealed that boreholes have been drilled at the community which has made the problem of accessible potable water for the people in the community, a thing of the past.
“They have already drill two borehole inside the school and two more outside the community. We are greatful with what is happening. Our people are happy,” he said.
Hosea-Abana also expressed gratitude to the #BringBackOurGirls group which have continued to stand by the community and the families of the 219 abducted Chibok girls and prayed that with the progress of the military in the fight against the insurgency, the girls will be brought back soon.
“We are mostly greatful to the BBOG for standing by us and standing by the 219 abducted Chibok girls. They have helped us a great deal through our grief and we pray that with the progress of military, our girls will be rescued soon,” he said.
It will be recalled that in April 14 2014, nearly a year ago, a group of Boko Haram sect invaded the school and abducted over 200 girls said to be writing an examination, burning down the school.
Also recall that the reconstruction was part of the Safe Schools Initiative aimed at providing education to children who are out of school as a result of the insurgency particularly in the North-eastern part of the country.