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214 girls rescued from Boko Haram pregnant

04 May 2015, 13:01

Lagos - 214 girls rescued from Boko Harm camps in Sambisa Forest, Borno State during a military raid are reportedly pregnant, Allafrica.com

Executive Director of United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Prof. Babatunde Osotimehin made the disclosure while giving update of the response to the rehabilitation of the rescued women and children.

Also read: 234 more girls, women rescued from extremists

On the state of the girls, he explained that most of them, due to the long period spent in captivity, required a special set of services that would facilitate their integration into society.

He revealed the UNFPA had earlier collaborated with the Federal and state governments to train 60 counsellors to offer psychosocial services to the affected women and children.

Read more at Allafrica.com

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