23 Armoured Brigade, Nigerian Army, Yola, Adamawa State, has handed over 275 rescued women and children from the insurgents in Sambisa forest to the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, for rehabilitation.
In a press statement signed by NEMA senior information officer, Sani Datti, the rescued women and children – traumatized and malnourished by their ordeal – were immediately taken to Malkohi IDP camp in Yola for profiling and were provided with food, mattresses, blankets, mosquito nets, soap and detergents.
The Commander of 23 Armoured Brigade, Col. Aba Popoola, who handed them over to NEMA on behalf of the Nigerian Army said it is to enable the agency give them proper care.
Statistically, the rescued women and children comprised of 69 women, 14 girls, 26 male children aged 6-12years, 49 male children aged 5years, 48 female children aged 0-5years and 69 female aged 6-12years, while 21 injured people are on admission at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola.
Receiving the rescued persons, the Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi, who was represented by Director, Search and Rescue, Air Commodore Charles Otegbade, said the rescued women and children needed special attention and that the agency had made all the necessary arrangements with relevant stakeholders for trauma counseling and other forms of assistance to enable them recover and return to normal life.

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