Boko Haram: 138 children yet to be reunited with ​ ​families in Adamawa

Boko Haram: 138 children yet to be reunited with ​ ​families in Adamawa

At least 138 children are yet to reconnect with their parents following the Boko Haram attacks in northern Adamawa.

This was disclosed by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

The children are now in the five designated Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps in the state capital, Yola.

The coordinating officer of the camps, Sa’ad Bello, said so far only seven of the children had been linked with their parents or relations.

“We had about 138 unaccompanied children as at last Friday,” Mr. Bello said. “So far we have reunited seven children with their relations with the help of the International Committee for Red Cross and Red Crescent.”

He expressed optimism that with residents returning to the recaptured towns of Mubi, Maiha, Gombi and Hong, there would be more reunion.

“Already there is fear that some of those unaccompanied children might have lost their parents during the insurgents attack on their villages,” he said.

The executive secretary of the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, ADSEMA, Haruna Furo, said with efforts being made to bring home those who fled to neighbouring Cameroon, some of the children might see their parents or relations.


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