Thursday, 9 June 2016

Malnourished children rescued from Boko Haram by the Nigerian Army

Entrepreneur and philanthropist, Modupe Ozolua shared this sad photo of herself carrying a 2 year old malnourished child rescued from Boko Haram by the Army. Her NGO - Empower54 travelled yesterday to the ravaged community of Bama, Borno State with the Deputy Governor, under heavy protection from the Nigerian Army. She went to identify the needs of thousands of IDPs present there to see how arrangements could be made for them.

According to her, when the Nigerian army rescued many of them from Boko Haram’s captivity in Sambisa Forest, they were found severely malnourished and dying of starvation. Although, they are being sheltered and treated by the Borno State government and Nigerian Army, they are still starving due to lack of aids sent to them.