234 women and girls rescued recently by Nigerian forces are pregnant:UN 


May 08,Nigeria:234 women and girls rescued from extremist group Boko Haram this week,all but 20 are visibly pregnant among them.The United Nations has affirmed the appalling measurement, saying that 214 of the ladies saved on Thursday have effectively noticeable knocks.Nigerian military saved the female prisoners held by the radical Islamist amass in an operation like another did a week before.

Last Tuesday, 293 women and girls were rescued after the military caught three extremist camps inside the Sambisa Forest in the nation’s upper east.An announcement discharged by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), which elevates rights to well being and equivalent open door, including amid pregnancy and labor, affirmed the news.”An extensive number of women and girls rescued from Boko Haram have been discovered to be pregnant,” Stéphane Dujarric, representative for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon included independently.

“We don’t know yet the aggregate number of pregnant girls among those safeguarded.”The screening is as yet progressing.”UNFPA and the Borno State Ministry of Health are presently giving guiding, psycho-social backing and well being administrations to the saved ladies in inside uprooted persons (IDP) in upper east Nigeria, Australian parenting site Mamamia reports.It’s not yet clear whether the Chibok school young girls kidnapped in April 2014 are among the saved girls.

The ladies’ pregnancy takes after reports that ladies and girls grabbed by the extremist are routinely assaulted and compelled to wed Boko Haram contenders, as International Business Times reports.The group leader, Abubakar Shekau, has said in a feature discharged in November: “The issue of the girls is long overlooked in light of the fact that I have long back married them off.”Boko Haram in March vowed steadfastness to Islamic State and communicated a yearning to create a caliphate of its own in Nigeria.

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