Abdullahi Gana, the Commander General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, on Sunday began an operational visit and assessment of public schools in Borno.
Mr Gana was in Borno on the presidential directives requesting the corps to provide security in public schools in the northeast.
The commandant visited Government Girls’ Secondary School, Yerwa and Adamari liberated community in Jere local government council of the state.
“I have gone round the liberated areas; I have gone round the schools and realized that a lot need to be done to make sure that we secure the future of Nigerians, the future of our children.
“We would make sure that we provide enough security because these children are our future, their education is very important to us, we cannot toy with their education because of some insurgents.
“The girls must have basic education and we must encourage them, we will try our best to see that they have maximum security, I am sure you will see changes very soon.
“We have been told to provide security in the northeast which covers Borno; Yobe, Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe and others. We have to take measures to ensure that it never happen again anywhere in Nigeria.
“So far so good the military has won the war; we are here to win the peace. We encouraged them that nothing will happen again, they should all go back, we will make sure that the liberated areas have peace.”
According to him, the corps will evolve effective strategies to assist the Yerwa girls’ boarding school, to control incessant fire outbreaks in the school.
Also commenting, Bintu Abba-Kura, the Principal of the school, commended Gana for the visit and lauded the new school security measures adopted by the Federal Government.
“The visit is timely because of the girls’ abduction in Dapchi and we also have fire outbreaks in the school.
“The visit boosted students’ morale and assured them that they are safe. The security operative will also help us find durable solution to the mysterious fire incidents in the school,” she said.
Mr Abba-Kura also commended Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno for supporting about 300 students who lost their luggage to the fire.