FG evac­u­ates 170 refugees from Cameroon

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The Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (NEMA) has evac­u­ated an­other batch of 170 Nige­rian repa­tri­ated refugees mostly Women and Chil­dren from Cameroon.

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

Mai­haja, who was rep­re­sented by Idris Garga, NEMA Co­or­di­na­tor in charge of Adamawa and Taraba, 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.

“The refugees were in­ter­cepted along Nige­ria-Cameroon boarder 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”.(NAN)

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