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Cameroon Deports 887 Nigerian Refugees Over Fear Of Boko Haram

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Cameroon Deports 887 Nigerian Refugees Over Fear Of Boko Haram

Cameroon Deports 887 Nigerian Refugees

June 29, 2017 – Cameroon Deports 887 Nigerian Refugees, Says Some Of The Refugees Are Boko Haram Members

887 Nigerian refugees arrived at Banki, Borno State, on Tuesday, following a request by the Cameroonian government to Nigeria, to allow it repatriate them.

The External Relations Officer, United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Nigeria, Mr. Hanson Tamfu, stated this in a statement yesterday.

Tamfu said the request was prompted by fear and suspicions by Cameroon, that some of the refugees might by Boko Haram insurgents.

The statement reads: “The returnees arrived in six trucks sent by Nigeria, following a meeting with the governor of the far north region of Cameroon on June 19.

“At the meeting, Nigeria was requested to cause the return of the refugees, which the Cameroonian authority suspects may also comprise some elements of Boko Haram.

“Consequently, the Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), on June 26, dispatched the buses to transport the refugees.”

He added that the latest group of returnees comprise 233 females, 187 males, 236 girls, and 231 boys, who were living in host communities in Kolofata, a far north region of Cameroon.

According to him, it was reported that most of them do not have much in terms of personal effects, but a few items in plastic sacks, while some returned completely empty.

Tamfu said more refugees had shown interest in leaving Minawowa Camp in Cameroon, adding that they were anxious to return following reports of improved security back home.

The total number of Nigerians deported from Cameroon now stands at 19,257.




  1. Big Aunty Koks

    June 29, 2017 at 7:09 AM

    This rejection of Nigerians by so many countries is very humiliating, and more so when we were acting as “big brother” to assist some of these countries at their own time of need in years past. Our politicians should at least be patriotic enough to address the insecurity in the country so our people do not have to flee to foreign countries and be treated as sub-humans or rejects of the earth by countries we normally would not voluntarily visit talk less of opting to reside in.
    May God who hears the broken hearted answer our prayer please!

  2. Mon

    June 29, 2017 at 10:01 AM

    It’s easy for their government to spend millions in sending prayer warriors to Mecca, spent millions to buy cow or horses…nonsense

  3. joysaint

    June 29, 2017 at 7:22 PM

    God help us all

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