UNICEF Commends Military For Release Of 752 Children And Women

By Senator Iroegbu

 The UNICEF has welcomed the release of 752 women, children and elderly men from Giwa military barracks in Maiduguri, Borno State on Wednesday.

UNICEF Nigeria Representative, Ms. Pernille Ironside, in a statement yesterday, said the children are victims of Boko Haram terrorism instead of being held as suspects.

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Ironside said this is the first important step on a long road to recovery and normalcy for these children and women who will require ongoing support to reintegrate with their families and communities.”

He said: “They had been held for screening after previously having been under the control of Boko Haram militants. The release is a demonstration of the Nigerian authorities’ commitment to better protecting children and helping families to rebuild their lives.

 “These 527 children are first and foremost victims of this horrific conflict.
Source: allafrica.com

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