Red Cross reunites mother, daughter separated by Boko Haram insurgency for 4 years

Red Cross reunites mother, daughter separated by Boko Haram insurgency for 4 years

- A mother and her daughter from Borno have been reunited by the Red Cross committee after they were separated by Boko Haram insurgency

- Aishatu Shehu, and her seven-year old daughter, Amina, were separated from each other for four years by the insurgency

- Pamela Ongoma, an official of ICRC in Adamawa, revealed that the duo were reunited after several contacts through phone calls and photograph exchange

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Wednesday, May 2, that it had re-united a mother, Aishatu Shehu, with her seven-year old daughter, Amina, after they were separated for four years as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency.

Pamela Ongoma, an official of ICRC in Adamawa, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen in Yola, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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Ongoma said that the duo were re-united following several contacts through phone calls, photograph exchange and other means.

She said Amina was separated from her mother in 2014 when she was three-years-old after an attack on their village in Askira Uba local government area of Borno.

Ongoma said Aishatu was located in Maiha local government area of Adamawa while her daughter was traced to an adopted mother in Dusulu village of Damboa area of Borno in 2017.

She remarked: “The ICRC in collaboration with the Nigeria Red Cross Society today reunited a mother and her daughter after four years of separation.”

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NAN recalls that no fewer than 23 families were reunited in the North East Zone in 2016 after they were separated due to the Boko Haram conflict.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Army on Saturday, April 14 said its troops killed seven Boko Haram insurgents in the ongoing clearance operation in separate ambushes in the state.

Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director, army public relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri.

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Source: Legit.ng

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