The Presidency has responded to the recent report of malnutrition in the Bama camp of Internally Displaced Persons in Borno State, with the visit of a special assessment team to enhance the support being given to the IDPs that were recently rescued from the enclaves of insurgents in remote areas of the state.
The Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment Hajiya Maryam Uwais who led the team to the Bama camp acknowledged the enormity of the challenges faced by the IDPs and assured them that of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s concerns and commitment towards addressing their plights.
“We’re here to see for ourselves the situation on the ground here,” she said, adding that the Federal Government would continue to lead the efforts towards helping them until they are finally resettled back to their communities.
The team was received and taken around the camp which has about 25,000 adults and children, by the Brigade Commander of the 21 Armoured Brigade, Bama, Colonel Adamu Garba Laka.
The team included the Senior Special Assistant to the President on IDPs, Dr Mariam Masha, the UN Systems led by the Deputy National Humanitarian Coordinator, Director Disaster Risk Reduction and Director Search and Rescue of NEMA, North east zonal coordinator of NEMA, Borno State Commissioner of Health, Chairman of Borno State Emergency Management Agency, representative of Borno Elders amongst others.