Abuja – More than 5 000 refugees will soon be
transported from refugee camps in Adawawa State back to the Borno State.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)will
transport the refugees to Maiduguri, the Borno capital from several locations
An initial batch of 600 returnees were transported
back to Borno earlier in August.
Meanwhile, in collaboration with the Borno State
Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has transported 551 returnee indegenes of
Borno State from Cameroon.
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The Zonal Coordinator of NEMA, Alh Muhammad
Kanar, accompanied by Borno State SEMA Executive Director, Alh Bulama
Dawud, were at Njimtilo check point to coordinate the reception.
Njimtilo is the entry point of Maiduguri metropolis.
The returnees are to be camped at the Gubio road
housing estate IDP camp set up by Borno State Government and the agency.
The internally-displaced persons are returning from
neighbouring Cameroon where they had sought refuge from the Boko Haram
Other stakeholders who participated in the reception
operation for the returnees include United Nations Office for Coordination
of Humanitarian Activities, Save the Children Foundation, International
Organisation for Migration and Norwegian Refugee Council. - CAJ News
- CAJ News