Not less than 887 Nigerian displaced people in Cameroon have been repatriated following a demand from the Cameroonian government to Nigeria to encourage their arrival.
Mr Hanson Tamfu, the External Relations Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Nigeria, said on Wednesday in Abuja that the returnees have touched base in Banki, Nigeria’s border town with Cameroon.
Tamfu said that the demand was provoked by dread and doubts of the Cameroonian specialists that among the displaced people may incorporate a few components of Boko Haram. “The returnees touched base in six trucks sent by Nigerian specialists following the meeting with the legislative head of the far north locale of Cameroon on June 19.
“Amid the meeting, Nigeria was asked for to cause the arrival of refugees, which the Cameroonian specialist suspects may likewise trade off a few components of Boko Haram whose exercises have expanded massively as of late.
“Therefore, the Borno State Emergency Management Agency on June 26 dispatched the transports to transport the outcasts,” Tamfu said.
Tamfu said that the most recent gathering of returnees involves 233 females, 187 guys, 236 young ladies, and 231 young men who were living in have groups in Kolofata, a far north district of Cameroon.
He said it was accounted for that a large portion of them don’t have much regarding belongings yet a couple of things in plastic sacks while some returned flat broke. Tamfu said that UNHCR reacted promptly by giving wet nourishing, including that it additionally would contact the National Emergency Management Agency and the Borno SEMA to proceed with sustenance arrangement.
He said that more returnees had demonstrated enthusiasm to leave Minawowa Camp in Cameroon, adding that they were restless to return following the media reports about enhanced security back home. He said they were likewise anxious to return on hearing the administration’s choice to appropriate sustenance to all the Internally refugees in Borno.
The authority enlisted returnees from Cameroon through Banki now remained at 19,257.
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