>> Children across the world are starting school this month, but an estimated 3 million in Nigeria are unable to. UNICEF say over half of schools in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno are closed due to the ongoing threat of Boko Haram. 1400 schools have been destroyed in the state during the Islamist group's eight year insurgency.
The group, whose name means western education is forbidden, is also believed to have killed more than 2,200 teachers since 2009. 57% of schools are now unable to open because of damage or are in unsafe areas. UNICEF say getting children back into education is crucial.>> We got to help the children get back learning, get back to school, and that's as important as the life saving work we're doing on health and malnutrition.
> Three years ago Bokko Haram's abduction of more than 200 schools girls in the town of Chibok sparked a global outrage. The insurgency has killed more than 15,000 people and forced some 2 million to flee their homes. 450,000 children under the age of 5 are expected to suffer from severe malnutrition this year alone.