2, 474 Cleared Children Reunited With Families In Borno -Unicef
2, 474 Cleared Children Reunited With Families In Borno -Unicef

The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF has said it had supported the rehabilitation and reintegration of 2,474 children, cleared of links with Non State Armed Groups NSGOs, in Borno in the past two years.

The UNICEF Representative Field Office in Maiduguri, Gillian Walker, made this known at the handover ceremony of 25 children cleared of links with armed conflict, at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri.

Walker said that the UN agency in collaboration with the International Organization of Migration IMO and Borno State Ministry of Women Affairs had provided shelter, protection, psycho-social and other lifesaving services to the children since inception of the programme in 2017.

He said that 1,627 of the 2,474 children cleared of association with armed groups had been reintegrated with their families and communities.

On his part, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, the Theater Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, said that rehabilitation of the children with link to armed groups was an integral part of efforts to end insurgency and restore peace to the North East.

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