More than 800 children affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the northern parts of Adamawa State, have been placed under psycho-socio therapy by the State Universal Basic Education.
The Executive Chairman of ADSUBEB, Bello Furo, made this known on Wednesday while speaking with journalists in Yola, the state capital.
Furo stated that in order to rehabilitate the children traumatised by the insurgents, the agency engaged the services of psycho-socio consultants.
Following the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeastern part of Nigeria, no fewer than 20,000 children have been sacked from their schools.
Fura said, “It has started yielding positive result, though it will take time for them to get fully rehabilitated.
“Unfortunately, most of these children you meet today, some of their parents were slaughtered before their very eyes. They do not have anybody to cater for them, they have lost their parents as a result of the insurgency.
“These young children have been forced to leave their places, to flee their homes and become IDPs”.