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Thousands of Borno IDPs head back home

11 September 2015, 07:53Augustine Osayande

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 in Adamawa.

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.

Also Read: Insurgency: Rochas Foundation to build school for IDPs in Yola

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 insurgency.

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


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