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Boko Haram: NEMA deploys additional staff to Borno

26 May 2015, 10:15

Maiduguri -  The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Monday that it had deployed more field workers to Borno to cater for the increased humanitarian needs due to Boko Haram insurgency.

NEMA North East Coordinator, Mohammed Kanar stated this while briefing newsmen in Maiduguri.

Kanar said that the deployment was to boost camp management in the state which had continued to witness daily influx of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from communities being ravaged by the insurgents.

Also read: NEMA offers support to rescued Borno women

He said that the agency had also sustained its weekly intervention in IDP camps in the state to ensure minimal comfort to the displaced persons.

Kanar said also that the agency had so far received 306 rescued victims of the Boko Haram insurgents resued by the military from the Sambisa forest.

He said that NEMA had placed the victims comprising of women and children in a special camp in Maiduguri.

Kanar said that the last batch of 33 rescued victims, made up of women and children, were last week transported to a camp in Yola.

He said that psycho-social support and counseling were being provided for them ahead of their reintegration into the society.



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