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Nigeria to ensure safe return of refugees from Cameroon

30 July 2015, 06:48Augustine Osayande

Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari said the Federal government would ensure the safe return and rehabilitation of 40 000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon.

These have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge in the neighbouring country because of Boko Haram terrorists over the years.

More than 2 million are estimated to have been displaced by the Islamic militant sect.

“We also have about 1,5 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria and we have a programme of rehabilitation and reintegration into the society for them,"  said Buhari.

Also Read: Buhari arrives Cameroon to discuss Boko Haram fight

He said the programme involves providing shelter and schools to the displaced persons.

Buhari said in Yaoundé, the capital of Cameroon.

He was speaking at an interactive session with Nigerians living in Cameroon during his two-day working and friendly visit to the country.

The President urged Nigerians in the Diaspora to be law abiding in their host countries and told representatives of the over 4 million Nigerians living in Cameroon to continue to live in peace and harmony with Cameroonians. 

- CAJ News


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