Military Evacuate 275 Rescued Women, Children From Camp

Military Evacuate 275 Rescued Women, Children From Camp

Nigerian soldiers arrive in Yola, Nigeria, 20 May 2013. Following the declaraton of a state of emergency in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states of Nigeria (Photo Credit: EPA/STR)

NAN – The military has evacuated the rescued 275 women and children from the Malkohi Camp, near Yola.

The women and children were recently rescued from the Sambisa forest by the military.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the women and children were brought to the Malkohi Camp about three weeks ago by the military who handed them over to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).

The NEMA Camps Coordinator in Yola, Alhaji Sa’ad Bello, confirmed that the women and children had been evacuated from the camp but said he could not say where the military took them to.

Bello said the evacuation of the IDPs was purely a military affair which he could not comment on.

Efforts to get the military’s reaction on the development did not yield results.

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