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Population increases at Maiduguri IDP's camp

25 May 2015, 21:45

Lagos - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said the number of inmates at the special camp created for women and children freed from the Sambisa Forest stronghold of the Boko Haram insurgents has risen to 308. 

There were initially 275 persons at the camp in Maiduguri.

Zonal Coordinator of NEMA in the Northeast, Alhaji Mohammed Kanar, said meanwhile, out of the 40 people recently freed by the military from the Sambisa Forest, 20 were children and 13 women.

Also read: NEMA requests privacy for rescued terror victims 

He said the women and children were transported to the Molkohi camp in Yola where psycho-social activities and counseling were being undertaken for the freed women and minors. 

Meanwhile, the agency has deployed more staff to the troubled Borno State. The deployment, according to Zonal Coordinator, is to boost camp management in the state which continued to have daily influx of internally displaced persons. 

He said the agency had started a weekly distribution of relief material at internally displaced persons camps in Maiduguri. Borno State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zannah Mustapha, flagged the project on Monday. 

- CAJ News


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