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NEMA requests privacy for rescued terror victims

05 May 2015, 08:30Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has asked for members of the public to respect the privacy of victims amid requests to release pictures and details of women and children rescued from terrorists.

The minors and women have been rescued from the notorious Sambisa forest in recent days.

NEMA confirmed the military recently handed over 275 rescued women and children to the agency.  

The agency also released some pictures and other details of those requested.

The confirmation follow overwhelmed request by members of the public for the agency to disclose images.

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“We have been overwhelmed with request to show pictures and other details, of the girls rescued by the Nigerian Military in Sambisa forest,” the agency said.

However, NEMA said it had had a duty to respect the privacy and dignity of the victims.

“There are limitations to what pictures we can share with the Public. However, we have selected some pictures from the handover operations in Yola."

According to the agency, the rescued women and children comprised of 69 women, 14 girls, 26 male children aged 6-12 years, 49 male children aged around 5 years 48 female children aged 0-5 years and 69 female aged 6-12 years.

At least 21 injured people are on admission at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.

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