Abuja - Eleven women have delivered babies at
the two camps established for people displaced from Damboa due to attacks
on the town by suspected members of Boko Haram insurgents.
This is according to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), which
also revealed that about 10 000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) had been
registered at the two camps established in Biu town, about 100 kilometres away
from Damboa town.
The agency, in a statement by it's Northeast zonal information officer, Mallam
AbdulKadir Ibrahim, said two truckloads of relief material had been sent to Biu
to cater for the IDPs.
According to Ibrahim, some of the women who gave birth had normal deliveries at
the camps while one of them was taken to the General Hospital, Biu where
she delivered after a Caesarean Session (CS).
He said the newly delivered mothers were apart from the normal relief material,
also given some toys, feeding bottles and baby food for the needs of the newly
The spokesman, who revealed that the staff of the Northeast zonal office of
NEMA had been working in conjunction with other stakeholders like the Nigerian
Civil Defence Corps and the Red Cross to provide succour to those in the two
camps, said the camps were established at the Government Girls Secondary School
and Central Primary School, both within Biu.
He said the Zonal Coordinator of NEMA North East, Alhaji Muhammed
Kanar, led the team of officials from the agency office in Maiduguri for the