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.
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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