More refugees returning from Cameroon
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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