Friday, 9 December 2016

Number of Pregnancies in Borno IDP Camps Skyrockets in Just 6 Months (See Baffling Figure)

The high rate of s*xual activities in one of
the major IDP camps in Borno State has
been exposed by the mind-boggling rate of
pregnancies within a short period of time.
No fewer than 3,213 pregnancies were
recorded in Bakassi camp for Internally
Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, the
Borno State capital, between June and
December this year.
Leadership newspaper also gathered that
there are 2,234 breastfeeding mothers
among the 21,202 IDPs, the camp presently
hosts.
This was disclosed yesterday by the camp
manager, Mohammed Gujibawu, when a
delegation of the United Nations
humanitarian agencies, comprising WHO ,
UNPFA , UNCR , ICRC , UNICEF , FAO,
OHRC, UNOCHAR, IOM and representative
of the federal government visited the camp
to assess the humanitarian situation there.
Gujibawu told the UN agencies that some of
the challenges facing the camp are
inadequate supply for infants and adults,
inadequate school learning materials for
the children, lack of potable water,
inadequate supply of drugs for underage
patients, and absence of ambulance,
among others.
He noted that the Bakassi camp started
with 4,743 IDPs and grew to the present
number following the evacuation of IDPs
from school premises when government
decided to reopen schools occupied by the
displaced persons, in addition to IDPs
brought from areas liberated by the
military.
“The IDPs are from five local government
areas of Borno State which are Guzaumala,
Monguno, Nganze, Marte and Gwoza, and
their numbers keep increasing as the
Nigerian Military continues to conquer
Sambisa (Forest) and the remaining
strongholds of Boko Haram terrorists in
Borno.
“We also have a reasonable number of
unaccompanied children separated from
their parents, or wives separated from
their husbands, who were either killed or
abducted by the insurgents,”said the
Bakassi IDPs camp manager.


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