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58 000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon, Chad, Niger

31 August 2015, 12:17

Abuja - About 58 000 Nigerians displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in North-East Nigeria are taking refuge in neighbouring Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

This was disclosed in by the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Muhammed Sidi, at the African Union Regional Consultative Meeting for West Africa in Abuja during the weekend.

The consultative panel was slated for the development of a common African position for the World Humanitarian Summit.

Sidi said there were about 57 743 Nigerian refugees in Cameroun, Chad and Niger.

Also read: Nigeria arrests Boko Haram commander linked with suicide attacks

Of the number, Sidi said, Cameroon hosts 40 366 Nigerians who are taking refuge in Minawayo, Mora, Fotocol, Limani, Amchide, Douala, Kentzou and Garoua Bouali.

In Niger Republic, there are 15 000 Nigerian refugees in Diffa, Bosso, Maine and Kablewa, said Sidi.

He added that Ngouboua and Lake Chad region provide shelter for 2 377 Nigerian refugees.

He lamented the expulsion of 12 000 Nigerian refugees by Cameroonian authorities.

- News 24


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