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Boko Haram: Babies delivered at refugee camp

Boko Haram: Babies delivered at refugee camp
September 10
15:23 2014

Two pregnant women who fled their homes for a refugee camp in Adamawa state have delivered babies in the camp situated in Girei local government area of the state.

Confirming the development, Mr Abdulmumini Jauro, commandant at the Adamawa internally displaced persons camp, said that both mothers and the babies were in good health.

Jauro further disclosed that 1,300 persons, including seven other pregnant women and 162 university and polytechnic students who are indigenes of Taraba state, are among the displaced.

“We have so far registered over 1,300 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) who escaped from insurgent attacks in Madagali, Michika and Mubi north and south local government areas of the state,” Jauro said.

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The commandant, who is also a member of Nigerian Red Cross Society (NRCS), added 360 of the refugees are women, while 175 are children.

Jauro expressed thanks to good-spirited individuals and organisations who have been assisting the refugees.

From Borno state, Boko Haram’s onslaught has recently shifted to Adamawa. Since Saturday, the sect has reportedly  captured Gulak, Michika and Madagali have come under attack.

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