No fewer than seven new births have been recorded at the Mubi transit camp of Nigerian returnees from the Republic of Cameroon. This is just as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has transported 5,762 returnees to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Yola, Adamawa State.
Health workers assisted in the safe delivery of seven pregnant women of four girls and three boys who are all in stable condition.
The Director General of NEMA, Alhaji Muhammad Sani Sidi, had earlier visited Mubi to officially receive the returnees and assured them of the Federal Government’s support. The Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Zanna Umar Mustapha, accompanied him apparently because most of the returnees, who had been displaced by insurgents before fleeing to the Republic of Cameroon, were from the state.
Meanwhile, NEMA’s Director of Search and Rescue, Air Commodore Charles Otegbade, who is coordinating the evacuation, has stated that 4,641 of the returnees were transported at the weekend, from the camps in Yola to Borno State.
He said: “We have moved the returnees from the Mubi reception centre and all those at the Nigerian/Cameroun border post in Sahuda, after clearance by the Nigerian Immigration Service and other security agencies, to the IDPs camps in Yola.”
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