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Victims of Boko Haram acquire vocational skills


Worried by the plight of victims of insurgents in the north east of Nigeria, a missionary vocational training centre, the Augustinian Vocational and Technical Institute, has set up a vocational training centre in Maiduguri, Borno State, to train victims of Boko Haram.

The institute’s programme coordinator, Dr. Godwin Okoko, said the initiative would go a long way in trauma healing and rehabilitation of victims of insurgency. He said beneficiaries were chosen without any discrimination, including religion.

The programme coordinator said the beneficiaries would also be trained on financial literacy to enable them manage their businesses effectively after graduation.


Commissioning the centre, the clergy in charge, Rev Fr John Abubakar, said the institute is meant to train victims of insurgents to become self reliant.

The catholic priest stressed that beneficiaries of the institute will be assisted with funds to start up their businesses on completion of training.

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