600 teachers killed, 19,000 displaced in Borno, Kano, Kaduna...

Six hundred teachers have died as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency in North-East Nigeria, says the National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Michael Olukoya.

A school burnt down by Boko Haram insurgents

Six hundred teachers have died as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency in North-East Nigeria, according to the National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Michael Olukoya.

The NUT boss, who spoke at the Oluyemi Kayode Stadium, Ado-Ekiti, venue of the 2015 World Teachers' Day celebration in Ekiti State, said the teachers were killed by terrorists in 7 northern states.

"It is on record that over 600 teachers have lost their lives to the terror attacks," Olukoya said.

"These include 308 in Borno, 75 on Adamawa, 18 in Yobe, 25 in Kaduna, 120 in Plateau, 63 in Kano and 2 in Gombe States."

He further noted that 19,000 teachers have been displaced by the insurgency.

"This is additional to 19,000 teachers that have been displaced and are suffering great losses due to barbaric activities of the insurgents."

Olukoya, who also spoke about the abducted Chibok girls, called for improved security around public schools in the country to forestall further loss of teachers.

Student Pulse gathered that the Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, rewarded three teachers with Kia Rio cars at the occasion.

Nigeria celebrated the Teachers' Day 2015 on the 5th of October.

The Teachers' Day is simply a special day set aside for the appreciation and celebration of teachers to honour them for their immense contributions to society.

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