Minister of defence Major General Bashir Magashi (rtd) said the education sector has been one of the worst hit sectors since Boko Haram insurgency began in the country in 2009.

The minister stated this in a keynote address at the pre-conference
briefing towards the 4th International Conference on Safe Schools
Declaration and launch of the SSD security manuals in Abuja.

Magashi, however, promised that the military would do all within its
power to ensure a peaceful learning environment.

He said the impact of criminality on education in Nigeria is very huge
considering that without a secured environment, parents would be
unwilling to send their wards and children to schools.