The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) conducted a mission to Bama to assess the quality of the existing ETS services deployed at the humanitarian hub.
Tracking features of the Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) over Very High Frequency (VHF) radio network in Maiduguri are being tested by the ETS, Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) teams in North-East Nigeria.
The ETS team met with the Emergency Coordination Centre from the Nigerian Government to present its planned activities for next year.
On 21 December, Nigeria’s Borno State Commissioner of Health announced the end of the state’s cholera outbreak after more than two weeks with no new recorded cholera cases. Health officials recorded nearly 5,400 suspected and confirmed cholera cases, including 61 related deaths, between mid-August and December 2017. The security situation in North-East Nigeria remains extremely volatile. In late December at least seven alleged Boko Haram attacks resulted in nearly 60 civilian casualties, according to international media. The incidents follow attack on 16 December on a convoy transporting UN World Food Programme (WFP) commodities in Borno state that resulted in four casualties.