Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

3,000 Nigerian Refugees Await Repatriation From Cameroon

About 3000 Nigerian refugees are still at the country’s border with Cameroon undergoing registration before repatriation to Borno State, northeast Nigeria.

Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Muhammad Sani Sidi made this known in Mubi, while briefing Deputy Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Zannah Mustapha on the situation of the refugees.

A statement by NEMA Northeast Information Officer, Abdulkadir Ibrahim said, the agency “is collaborating with the Borno Government in transporting its indigenes who were displaced by insurgency.”

The statement says “other refugees that have been received by Nigerian authorities are camped at the border between Nigeria and Cameroon.

“Over 2000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) have been transported so far to safer locations in Mubi, while 600 of the refugees have been transported back to Borno.”

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