Abuja - The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has received more than 500 returnees from eighbouring Cameroon.
The returnees, who had sought refuge from the Boko Haram terror attacks, have been received in Yola, Adamawa State.
According to the agency, the returnees comprised of 195 females and 321 males that had escaped into the neighbouring country at the peak of the insurgency.
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Among these are 271 children.
They arrived on Saturday and are still undergoing various care that will aid them overcome the trauma of their conditions,NEMA stated.
The agency said it was caring for the returnees in Yola with full application of humanitarian principles.
Four babies were delivered by their mothers on their way back into Nigeria, the agency added.
- CAJ News