To reduce increasing girl-child marriage among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has taken advocacy to three formal camps in Adamawa State.
Findings indicate that about 200 IDPs were married out in the three camps.
Mr Midalla Iliya Annuhu, Head of NEMA Yola Operations in charge of Adamawa and Taraba States, during distribution of monthly food items, encouraged IDPs in Malkohi, Fufore and St Theresa camps to enroll girls in school to acquire western education.
“We kick against IDPs marrying girls as young as 12 years, which they contract in the night.
“We are encouraging them to educate girls like their male counterparts to become future leaders,” Mr Annuhu said.
Items distributed for the month of May include rice, beans, maize, seasoning, tomatoes and vegetable oils to 3,974 houseolds in the camps.
By Hussaini Hammangabdo Yola