Aisha Buhari makes case for mal­nour­ished IDPs’ in­fants

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Amina Al­has­san

The wife of the Pres­i­dent, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, has ap­pealed to the gov­er­nors of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, to act ur­gently about the nu­tri­tional sta­tus of ba­bies and chil­dren in In­ter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons (IDP) camps in their states.

She made the call fol­low­ing the death of a mal­nour­ished twin ba­bies in Zaria on Fri­day, a state­ment from her of­fice said.

“She is grieved as a mother that chil­dren could be go­ing through such ap­palling con­di­tions in her coun­try,” it said.

Daily Trust learnt that the dead twins and their mother were dis­placed by Boko Haram and had been at an IDPs camp in Yola, Adamawa State. The mother re­cently brought them to her rel­a­tives in Zaria, Kaduna State who in turn took them to hospi­tal. But they died even­tu­ally.

“Mrs Buhari re­al­izes that mal­nu­tri­tion rates for chil­dren are at a se­ri­ous level in th­ese camps, where large num­ber of peo­ple dis­placed by the Boko Haram in­sur­gency are gath­ered,” the state­ment said.

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