Cameroon Deports 551 Nigerian Refugees, 5,000 Expected


The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Thursday handed over to the Borno State government 551 Nigerian refugees who had been deported from Cameroon in the latest wave of displaced persons sent back home.



    The refugees, who are all indigenes of Borno state, were handed over by the North east coordinator of NEMA, Mohammed Kanar to the Executive Secretary of BOSEMA, Alhaji Bulama Dawud at Njimtilo checkpoint, which is the entry point into Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

    The returnees, it was gathered would be camped at the Gubio Road Housing Estate IDP camp set up by Borno State government.

    More than 5,000 Nigerian refugees deported from Cameroon are still being expected to arrive Nigeria through Adamawa State in the coming weeks.

    The information officer of NEMA in the North east, AbdulKadir Ibrahim, said that about 600 refugees were deported  back to Borno earlier in August.

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