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Nigerian Activist Runs Schools to Counter Boko Haram Violence

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When Rebecca Gadzama meets with the teachers she oversees, they sometimes hold the meeting outdoors, under trees in open fields. It gives them a chance to spot danger and run in case of an attack.

The Islamist militant group Boko Haram is still an ever-present danger in northeastern Nigeria and is still against people being educated in Western-style schools.

Yahaya James, an elementary school math teacher, recalled one attack in his hometown of Lassa, in the southern part of Borno state.

I was here in the town when they came. I was living with my mom and my dad and we just heard gunshots and we started running, he told VOA.

Source: Voice of America

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