More refugees returning from Cameroon

Returning refugeesBy EMEKA OKONKWO

ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA ‘s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has recently received more than 1 100 returning refugees from Cameroon.

The 1 187 returnees, comprising ofmen, women and children, were received from Monday and Wednesday at the Fufore Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in Adamawa state.

‬‪ ‬‪‪The returnees were thoroughly screened and profiled by security agents before being registered by NEMA and Red Cross officials who were on ground to receive them.‬‪‪ ‬‪

After a successful registration, the returnees were provided with food and basic needs including mattresses, buckets, plates, cups, mosquito nets and soap.‬‪ ‬‪ ‬‪About 15 000 Nigerians are expected to arrive the Nigerian border with Cameroun through Mubi in the next few weeks.‬‪ ‬‪ ‬‪

So far over 18 600 Nigerians have been returned and received by NEMA and other relevant stakeholders.‬‪ ‬‪ ‬‪Thousands of Nigerian citizens that have earlier fled to the Cameroon as a result of Boko Haram insurgency have been returning home since August.

This is a result of improvement in the security situation in the North east and increasing concerns on by the Cameroonian authorities on their prolonged stay in the country.‬‪ ‬‪ ‪Sani Datti‬, NEMA ‪Senior Information Officer‬, disclosed the figures. – CAJ News‪‬‪‪‪ ‬‪ ‬‪ ‬

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