Boko Haram: 138 children yet to be reunited with ​ ​families in Adamawa

At least 138 children are yet to reconnect with their parents following the Boko Haram attacks in northern Adamawa.

This was disclosed by the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.

The children are now in the five designated Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps in the state capital, Yola.

The coordinating officer of the camps, Sa’ad Bello, said so far only seven of the children had been linked with their parents or relations.

“We had about 138 unaccompanied children as at last Friday,” Mr. Bello said. “So far we have reunited seven children with their relations with the help of the International Committee for Red Cross and Red Crescent.”

He expressed optimism that with residents returning to the recaptured towns of Mubi, Maiha, Gombi and Hong, there would be more reunion.

“Already there is fear that some of those unaccompanied children might have lost their parents during the insurgents attack on their villages,” he said.

The executive secretary of the Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, ADSEMA, Haruna Furo, said with efforts being made to bring home those who fled to neighbouring Cameroon, some of the children might see their parents or relations.


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  • karl marx

    The only CANDIDATES that can take Nigeria to the promise land; no doubt about that. Vote GMB/ YEMI OSINBAJO; the best choice of the people for the forthcoming general elections.

  • Bashir adedamola

    Go ahead if u can. Shameless man. U don’t have the moral right at all to point to any wrong of Buhari, u are too irrelevant to change the decition of wise nigerians

  • Jika

    You don’t need to dissipate your energy Mr FFK.God almighty has already exposed you for who you are;a political prostitue,an inconsistent fellow,a religious bigot and,an indecent fellow who discusses his alleged intimate relationship with ladies in public.Most Nigerians don’t attach any premium to all the garbage you spew!!!

  • mk

    Ali a soldier accusing a soldier…and you called him a president at one time…keep in mind and die with this YOU WILL AND SHALL NEVER HAVE A GOOD RECORDS TO SPEEK FOR YOU LIKE THAT OF GMB ..NOW OR AFTER

  • favourtalk

    GEJ had failed the people and the country, we will Everly move on without the corrupt leaders that are supporting GEJ and his cohorts fellow. We wil vote him out to have peace in nigeria and gets proper infrastructure. We need a change right now than before.

  • Etomi

    Illiterate of a bloody hypocrite!
    Think we don’t know your pathetic gimmick?
    Wax populist by sounding holier-than-thou…
    Even Tinubu, your political maker, would not want a hypocrite like you Buhari to come to power…
    Tinubu would surely betray this illiterate, because he knows he would be Buhari’s first casualty…
    But come to think of it, why is it so difficult for the military dictator in this impostor of a Buhari to leave him???
    I guess the difference between military rule and a democracy eludes this hypocrite of a buffoon…
    It scarcely occurs to this confused man that this is a democracy; that in a democracy there is what is called due process; and that there is what is called fundamental human rights…
    Mr. Man start with yourself; cure yourself of your baggage of lies, perjury; illiteracy, corruption in the PTF and missing $2.8billion that was traced to your London bank account; of the 53 suit cases saga; of your nihilistic Islamism and tribalism…
    Mr. Wannabe Physician go cure thy self first!!!!!!!!

    • Olu from South Africa

      Try harder. Seems you are struggling to keep your job just like Oga. I am sorry for you. This is a gathering storm. It seems like hurricane to me from here. Happiness of greatest numbers. Wait and see come February 15th. Someone will be disgraced not only in Nigeria but in the world by power of the people. Why can’t you sincerely answer @island man. What is the benefit of certificates without true brains. Myopic view of fifth world countries. Someone will be conferred with Guinness Book of records of dumbest c-in-c soon. Creek monkey.

  • Island man

    @Etomi,why do you hate Buhari this much? why??? give me 3 reason, for now brother Buhari is the best choice for now and if he fails, we shall still vote him out come 2019,Nigeria is too big to be rubbish…………..

    • Etomi

      Except you are jobless, I am sure your office employed you without a certificate, just because you are the best man for the job…
      Please hear yourself talk…
      So sure you don’t mean it…

  • emmanuel

    Una don catch my comment in the air abi?

    Obasanjo cannot be abused, but you abuse Jonathan. Hypocritical PT

  • Olu from South Africa

    “blames Obasanjo, not Jonathan for Nigeria’s woes” then what is the duty of c – in – c? If he cannot take responsibility let him allow who can. Irresponsible Government!

  • MushinSpeaks

    Corruption is holding us back in this country; and if we have a President willing and ready to put an end to it, why dont we support him?

  • David

    In addition to your observations, the judiciary has failed to keep its best tradition of hierarchical order and disposal of cases. Thus anyone dissatisfied with a ruling ought to appeal to a higher court, and not to a of equal and coordinate jurisdiction.

  • JasV

    It is not the responsibility of the Chief Justice or the National Judiciary Council to prosecute criminal Judges or Judicial Officers. This is the responsibility of the attorney general/Dept of Justice who I presume can go after these criminals and even collaborate with the Judicial Council to get reliable evidences for their prosecution.