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Boko- Haram Victims Seek Refuge In Edo


An Over 900 children and women displaced by Boko Haram insurgency in
the north-eastern part of Nigeria have been discovered in a remote
village in southern part of the Edo state.
The internally displaced victims most of whom are children are seeking
refuge in an International Christian Center where they are been
attended to by care givers and receiving treatment.
About 100 of them, both boys and girls laden with chicken pox have
been quarantined in a separate facility to avoid the spread of the
The  coordinator of the center Pastor Solomon Folunsho, speaking to
newsmen after tour of the facility express hope that the children some
of whom have lost their parents to Boko Haram attack will find solace,
while calling on spirited individuals and organizations to rally round
them and render assistance.
The Internally displaced persons (IDP’S) in the last 2 years of their
arrival have overstretched the facility ordinarily built for 400
persons. Those traumatized and sick following Boko Haram attack have
being treated and counseled, especially the women who were abducted by
the insurgent and those whose husband were killed right in front of
The center which was establish in 1992 to take care of the less
privileged is now home to these Nigerians who are refugees in their
country.  While their belongings were seen around, first aid
materials, foodstuff donated, the displaced children are in the
classrooms receiving in make shift facilities built for them from
Kg1-SSS3, through various institution and religious bodies.
Some of the displaced persons in the camp who spoke to newsmen of
their sordid experiences in Gworza, in Borno state and other parts of
the north, thanked the faith-based organization for their assistance
and support.
The Tour Guide, Evelyn Omigie, who took newsmen  round the facility,
said the center is in dire need of support to cushion the lot of these
ones who though sheltered but sleeps on the floor, she said the
children have been engaged in all manner of activities to help
relieved them of their sad experiences.
The center which has been taking care of these displaced persons about
three years ago, it is observed that the state government is yet to
visit the place.

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