FG plans return of 80,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon

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The Nigerian government has
signed a tripartite agreement for
the return of 80,000 Nigerians
displaced to Cameroon by the
Boko Haram insurgency.
According to reports, the Federal
Government » signed the agreement with
the United Nations High Commission for
Refugee, UNHCR, and the Republic of
Cameroon for the return of the refugees who
fled for safety.
The information was disclosed by the Director
General of the National Emergency
Management Agency, Muhammad Sidi, over
the weekend.

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Sidi made the disclosure when the African
Union (AU) Humanitarian Mission, led by Aisha
Abdullahi, its Commissioner for Political
Affairs, visited the headquarters of the agency.
According to multiple reports and
investigations by NEMA, over a million
Nigerians were displaced from the north-east
by the insurgency with majority of them in
different internally displaced persons, IPDs,
camps within Nigeria.
“We have moved from the emergency
response stage to recovery and resettlement
of the IDPs,” Sidi said.
Meanwhile, Abdullahi noted that the African
Union (AU) Humanitarian Mission was in
Nigeria to assess the situation of IDPs and to
discuss areas of possible support.
Abdullahi added that displaced Nigerians were
of concern to the African Union, as records
available to African Union indicate that there
were about 13 million displaced persons and 3
million refugees on the continent.

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