131 Nigerian refugees return from Cameroon


Humanitarian Services, Disaster Management & Internally Displaced Persons Minister Sa’adiya Faruk on Thursday received 133 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon.

The refugees arrived in Yola Airport, Adamawa, aboard a Nigerian Air Force plane at about 5pm.

The refugees, mostly women and children, had fled to Cameroon at the height of Boko Haram attacks in the Northeast.

The minister expressed satisfaction for the successful transportation of the refugees who are all from Adamawa and said they would be accommodated at Duware transitional camp in Yola South local government area after screening.

She said there are about 97,000 Nigerians taking refuge in Cameroon, out of which 8,000 were from Adamawa and the rest from Borno.

Faruk said that the evacuation of the refugees would continue up to the time that those that wanted to come back to Nigeria were brought back home.



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