NEMA Plans Rehabilitation For Chibok Girls, Parents

By Iro Dan Fulani

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, says it has put in place plans to rehabilitate the rescued chibok school girls and their parents, by ensuring that they are psychologically stable and in good health.

Speaking to newsmen in Yola, the North east coordinator of NEMA, Mohammed Kanar, said the agency will be leading a coalition of partners to, among other things, provide psychosocial therapy to stabilise the parents of the victims and prepare them to offer the necessary assistance to their children when they are released.

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“We will also provide immediate diagnosis and treatment to the victims to ensure total health, including their sexual and reproductive health. We will initiate programmes that will encourage the girls’ re-integration to the educational system to enable them complete their education,” he said.

Kanar, however, noted that the security situation in Borno State, occasioned by incessant ambushes and attacks by Boko Haram members, have continued to affect the operations of the agency and that a team from NEMA going to Chibok had to go through Adamawa state for fear of being attacked by members of the dreaded sect.

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He noted that in the coming days, NEMA with a coalition of partners, will build the capacity of a core team in the state on emergency humanitarian response in line with United Nations guidelines and also conduct a mapping and situational analysis to provide relevant information that will inform a robust response.

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Kanar also distributed relief materials to victims of Boko Haram insurgency in Chibok, Maiduguri, Marte, Baga, Gwoza and Bama, all in Borno State.

In Yobe State, relief materials were distributed in places like Gashua, Damaturu and Potiskum while in Adamawa State victims in Madagali, Yola and Mubi also got relief items.

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