Metro Nigeria: IDP Camps Recorded Over 410 Births, 187 Marriages

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The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency, Muhammad Sani Sidi has stated when members of Bring Back Our Girls Group (BBOG) paid him a courtesy call in his office tha over 410 births were recorded between August and September and 187 marriages were conducted at Internally Displaced Persons camps in Borno and Adamawa states,

Sani Sidi explained that 100 marriages were conducted in Maiduguri camps alone and 87 were recorded in Adamawa camps.

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He said Emergency Education for IDPs’ children became a major priority after unprecedented insurgency attacks on students, teachers and schooling infrastructure where at least 269 teachers lost their lives.

He said the agency in ensuring efficient management of camps has trained personnel in camp coordination and camp management (CCCM) and deployed to manage various IDP camps in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa and to provide the specialised needs of vulnerable people during emergencies.

He appealed that the advocacy group should extend their platform to other issues like unaccompanied minors and mass childbirths in the camps as disaster management is multidisciplinary, multidimensional and multitasking.

Earlier, the leader of the group, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, expressed displeasure over the abduction of the Chibok girls, saying that today marked 596 days they have been abducted and looked up to NEMA for more cooperation and mobilization efforts to protect and care for the vulnerable in the society.
 
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