Saturday, September 17, 2016

Photos: Nigerian Army Hands Over 566 Orphans, Widows To Borno State Goverment

Another set of 566 Boko Haram orphans and widows have again been released to Borno State by the military in Maiduguri, making it the fourth time the army have carried out such exercise.

Governor Kashim Shettima who received them on Friday explained that Borno State under his leadership will continue to cater for the children and families of the insurgents in order to break the Boko Haram cycle of violence as a way of securing the future of the state.

A breakdown of the number shows 355 breastfeeding children babies, 149 breastfeeding mothers and 62 under-aged evacuated by the Nigerian Army from camps operated by Boko Haram insurgents in different parts of Borno State.

The Nation gathered that a substantial percentage of the number is believed to be families of the insurgents saved after the military took over the camps during operations.

While handing over was done by the General Officer Commanding the 7th Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu at a rehabilitation and reintegration center ‎newly opened by the Borno State Government in Maiduguri to give medical care, education and cater for the welfare of the families.