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Extent of Boko Haram exodus to neighbouring countries

28 November 2016, 21:31

Abuja – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has reported more than 29 500 Nigerian refugees that fled their communities as a result of terrorism have returned from Cameroon and Niger.

They had fled the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States and returned to Nigeria last year.

NEMA reports 13 046 Nigerian returnees from Niger in May, 2015 and were received in Geidam, Yobe.

Between April and December, 2015 NEMA received about 16 595 Nigerians that have voluntarily returned from Cameroon through the Sahuda border crossing area near Mubi, Adamawa.

Also read: Boko Haram crisis tops AU, EU envoys retreat

The agency reported presently, 20 804 displaced Nigerians live Chad, 80709 in Cameroun and 138 321 in Niger.

Sani Datti, NEMA Head Media and Public Relations, said some of the Nigerians that fled to neighbouring countries were provided with humanitarian relief support by the Federal Government of Nigeria through NEMA to alleviate their suffering.

The displaced Nigerians have also received humanitarian supports from the host governments, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, host communities and citizens living in Cameroon, Chad and Niger. 





- CAJ News


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