Boko Haram: 11 women deliver at Borno IDPs’ camps

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday said 11 pregnant women have delivered at the two camps established for the 15,000 Internally Displaced Persons, (IDPs) who were forced to flee their houses following intense Boko Haram attacks in Damboa local government area of Borno state.

The agency, in a statement by its North-east zonal information officer, Malam Abdulkadir Ibrahim, 10 of the women who gave birth had normal deliveries at the camps while a lone woman had to be taken to the General Hospital, Biu, where she was delivered after a Caesarean Session (CS).

Ibrahim said the newly delivered mothers were, apart from the normal relief materials, 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 North-East zonal office of NEMA have been working, in conjunction with other stakeholders like the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps and the Red Cross, to provide succour in the two camps, said the two camps.

He said, the NEMA North-East Zonal Coordinator, Alhaji Muhammed Kanar led the team of officials from the agency office in Maiduguri for the exercise.

According to him, they arrived Biu on Tuesday and may be leaving for Maiduguri on Friday, to plan further strategies for other numerous campsites for IDPs in the zone.


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