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Births, marriages boom at refugee camps

02 December 2015, 08:20Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Hundreds of births have been recorded and marriages conducted at internally displaced persons’ (IDPs’) camps in Borno and Adamawa States recently.

The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency, Muhammad Sani Sidi, said some 410 births were recorded and 187 marriages conducted between August and September.

Sidi, who disclosed the figures during a meeting with members of Bring Back Our Girls Group (BBOG), explained that 100 marriages were conducted in Maiduguri camps alone and 87 were recorded in Adamawa camps.

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He could not provide further details regarding the births.

Meanwhile, he said emergency education for IDPs’ children became a major priority after unprecedented insurgency attacks.

Borno and Adamawa are among states worst hit by the Boko HAram insurgency over the years. 

- CAJ News


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