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Military Hands over Rescued 275 Children and Women to NEMA


The Nigerian Military has formally handed over 275 women and children rescued from dreaded Sambisa forest, which is known as the stronghold of the Boko Haram terrorist sect– to officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for rehabilitation

Speaking while handing the victims to NEMA ,the acting commander of the 23 Armoured Brigade ,Yola , Col. ABA Popoola noted that the army had no facilities to take care of the women and children rescued from Boko Haram’s camps in Sambisa forest.

Popoola urged NEMA to take adequate care of these victims of terror.

Responding, the Director, Search and Rescue Operations of NEMA, Air Commodore Charles Otegbade (rtd), promised that the agency would adequately take care of the rescued internally displaced peoples (IDPs).

He said that most of the rescued persons had sustained various degrees of injuries, including fractures and dislocations.

” So far, 22 of the rescued IDPs had been rushed to the hospitals.” Otegbade said, adding that all the victims had been properly documented.

He commended the Nigerian Army for having rescued a large number of abducted persons from the Boko Haram’s camps in Sambisa forest.

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