The Nigerian Military on Saturday formally handed over 275 women and children rescued from the terrorists’ stronghold in Sambisa forest to officials of the National Emergency Management Agency for rehabilitation.
Speaking while handing the victims to officials of NEMA, the acting Commander of the 23 Armoured Brigade, Yola, Adamawa State, Colonel A.B.A. 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 of Search and Rescue Operations of NEMA, Air Commodore Charles Otegbade (rtd), promised that the agency would adequately take care of the rescued Internally Displaced Persons.
Otegbade said most of the rescued persons had sustained various degrees of injuries, including fractures and dislocations.
He said: “So far, 22 of the rescued IDPs had been rushed to the hospitals.”
He added 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.