1 March 2016

Nigeria: Govt to Repatriate 60,000 Nigerian Refugees From Cameroun

The Federal Government has expressed commitment to repatriating over 60, 000 insurgency-displaced Nigerians who are presently taking refuge at the Minawao camp, Maruoa in the far North Region of Cameroun.

This came on a day a senior Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, petitioned the Nigerian Army authorities, demanding the release of Enitan Ransome-Kuti, the former Commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, who was convicted by a military court martial and sentenced to six months imprisonment.

Government's pledge was made when the Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, led a federal government delegation on a three-day visit to the Cameroun.

Speaking when he visited the refugees at the camp, Dambazau said following the liberation of communities hitherto besieged by armed terrorists as well as the gradual return of civil authorities, the federal government was irrevocably committed to relocating them back to their communities in Nigeria.


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