The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, said that more than 200 children affected by the Boko Haram insurgency have been reunited with their parents.
Head of Operations of the Adamawa and Taraba office of NEMA, Sa’ad Bello, made this known during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Yola.
He said the successful reunion was made possible in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross, ICRC, through a special programme tagged “Restoring Family Link Programme.”
Bello however added that there were still about 165 unaccompanied children in four designated camps in Adamawa.
He added that the children who were successfully reunited with the parents were mostly between the ages of five and 12, and hailed mainly from Bama and Baga in Borno.
The official said some families from Bama visited some Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps in Yola where they identified their children and after intensive investigation by appropriate authorities concerned, the children were handed over to their parents.
Bello assured that NEMA with the support of the Red Cross, will keep working hard to reunite the remaining unaccompanied children with their parents.