FG evacuates 170 Nigerian refugees, mostly women and children from Cameroon

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has evacuated 170 Nigerians refugees, mostly women and children from Cameroon.

The Director-General of the Agency, Alhaji Mustapha Maihaja, disclosed this at Mubi International Transit Camp, Adamawa, on Sunday, NAN reports.

Maihaja, who was represented by NEMA Coordinator in charge of Adamawa and Taraba, Idris Garga said that the evacuation exercise was the second in three months.

“Today, we are evacuating another batch of 170 Nigerian repatriated Refugees from Cameroon Republic, the first evacuation was conducted in May 2017 and involved about 300 Nigerians.

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“The refugees were intercepted along Nigeria-Cameroon border by teams of Nigeria security operatives and after thorough investigation and screening, they were confirmed to be Nigerians.

“The refugees are indigenes of Gomboru- Ngala in Borno who escaped Boko Haram attacks and ran to Cameroon for safety in 2013,” he said.

Terry Igue, the Yola office Head of Search and Rescue of the agency, said the refugees had undergone several medical check-ups at Mubi camp and had been “well-taken care before their evacuation to their local government and state of origin to meet their relatives”.

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