Our correspondent gathered that they are being attended to at an undisclosed military facility while about seven of the girls and a teenage boy who sustained serious injuries while they were being rescued are undergoing treatment at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospitals (UMTH).“I am glad to inform you that all the 293 women and girls that were rescued on Tuesday and the additional ones that were taken to safety on Wednesday are now in Maiduguri,” a security source close to the rescue operation said.He said all the victims were being attended to based on their needs.“Almost all of them have peculiar challenges and we are doing our best to solve their problems. We hope to establish close contacts with their immediate families and then with various health institutions here in Maiduguri to check the status of the girls, you know, it will be good to conduct pregnancy test for them, HIV screening among others,” he said.The Commissioner for Information, Dr Mohammed Bulama, had on Wednesday told newsmen that preliminary investigation reveals that the first set of the females are mostly from Gumsuri village in Damboa Local Government Area.In a related development, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says it has established contacts with the military to deliver immediate relief supports to the women that were recently rescued by the troops from camps of the insurgents in Borno State. Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi who was represented by the Director of Relief and Rehabilitation, Mr. Udemezue Ezeh, during a visit to the Nigerian Army 7th Division Maiduguri said the Agency had also commenced a special needs assessment of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) rescued from previously occupied communities in the state to strengthen humanitarian supports given to them.
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