Tuesday, 8 December 2015

NEMA records 189 marriages in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps

marriage at IDP camp
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Tuesday, recorded additional two marriages at the Internally Displaced Persons Camps (IDPs) in Yola, Adamawa State.

This brings to 189, marriages recorded at IDP camps in Borno and Adamawa states.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the development came barely a week after the IDPs in Borno and Adamawa states recorded a total of 187 marriages.

Malam Sani Datti, the NEMA’s spokesman, told NAN that the additional two marriages were registered at Fufore and Damare IDPs camps in Yola.
"The agency, on December 4, recorded additional two marriages both in Yola Internally Displaced Persons camps in Adamawa."
According to him, both couples are indigenes of Borno State from Gamboru-Ngala and Gwoza local government areas.
"At Damare camp, the new couple, Ahmad Adamu, 30, popularly known as `Geisha,’ married Hadiza Umar, 19, and both of them hailed from Gwoza.
"In Fufore camp, the bride’s father, Malam Abakar Njidda, gave his daughter A’isha, 20, in marriage to groom’s father, Malam Ahmadu Umar, who received her for his son, Sa’idu Ahmadu, 33, who is also from Gamboru-Ngala, Borno State,” Datti said.
According to him, both couples are living happily in their respective camps.
marriage at IDP camp

Credit: Nigerian Tribune

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