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Babies delivered at Borno refugee camps

24 July 2014, 21:27

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 delivered babies. 

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 exercise.

 - CAJ 


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