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Terror fear: Nigerian state shuts schools

MAIDUGURI: Public secondary schools in Nigeria’s northeast Borno state have been closed indefinitely following deadly attacks blamed on Boko Haram rebels, teachers and parents said Saturday.
The closure reportedly affects 85 secondary schools, catering to some 120,000 students across the troubled state, a stronghold of the militant sect waging a five year insurgency in Nigeria.
The murderous group, whose name means “Western education is sinful” in the Hausa language, has vowed to stop children attending school.