Thousands of Borno IDPs head back home

Boko Haram displaced persons

Boko Haram displaced persons

By AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – 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.

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 
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