Lagos - More than half the number of
locals deported from Niger in recent days have been transported back to
According to the National Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA), 11 449 Nigerian returnees had been registered at the transit
camp in Geidam, Yobe State as of Tuesday.
Transportation of the returnees continues as more
high capacity buses and vehicles have been engaged by NEMA to fully
transport them to their various states. The agency is also continuing with
the provision of basic supports at the transit camp, senior officials
Also read: More deportees could be on their way from Niger
Director General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi, said
the agency was fully committed to the transportation of the returnees to
their states and affirmed that the staff would remain at the transit
camp until the last person leaves.
He said more relief support had also been deployed to
support them while at the camp, the NEMA executive said.
From the registration, the returnees were identified
to be Nigerians from Borno, Taraba, Jigawa, Kano, Benue, Bauchi,
Sokoto, Niger, Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Yobe, Gombe, Adamawa, Nasarawa,
Imo, and Delta States.
Thousands of locals have fled the Boko Haram crisis
to neighboring Niger in recent months.
However there is a significant number of Nigerians
that had made the most of the porous border to cross to the
- CAJ News