Shettima Seeks Assistance as Borno IDPs’ Camps Record 6 Births Daily

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The Borno Government on Thursday called for local and international support as each of the 21 IDP camps record about six child births daily.
Alhaji Grema Terab, the Executive Chairman of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) made this known to newsmen in Maiduguri.
“We record an average of between five and six births in each of the 21 camps daily.
“The IDPs are residences of 22 out of the 27 local government areas of the state.
“The state government is solely responsible for their daily feeding and provision of other needs.”
Terab noted that the birth rate in the camps was high, adding:“Sometimes, we record a large number of twins.
“This is most common in the Federal Training Centre (FTC) camp, where IDPs from Bama Local Council are taking refuge”.
According to him, the state government is planning to set up a medically equipped labour room in each of the camps to reduce the hardship faced by women during childbirth.
“So the state government needs the support of all to adequately cater for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs),” he said.


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