US Offers Support For Women Rescued From Sambisa

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The United States government has said it would provide medical and psychological support for the 275 women recently rescued from the Sambisa forest, stronghold of Boko Haram insurgents.

The American ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, made this disclosure when he paid a courtesy call on the governor of Adamawa State, James Nggilari, at the Government House in Yola.

Entwitsle said although he was in Yola to attend the ceremony organized by the American University of Nigeria, he thought it fit to visit the governor to discuss areas where the Americans could be of support to the internally displaced persons, particularly in dealing with the trauma they have passed through as a result of the insurgency.

The diplomat promised that his country would particularly provide psychological support to the hundreds of women rescued from various parts of the northeast in coming months.






     

     

    He also informed the governor that the American government had already engaged the U.S. Agency for International Development, USAID, in carrying out reconstruction and rehabilitation of the IDPs in the northeast part of the country.

    He added that it was the ultimate desire of Washington that the women and other IDPs return to their various states to continue with their lives.

    While commending the Americans for their enormous support for the northeast since the state of the insurgency, he noted that the US could still do more to help the IDPs get the desired psycho-social rehabilitation.

    He also thanked the U.S for its aid in ensuring peaceful polls in Nigeria.

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