FG evacuates Nigerian refugees from Cameroon, Chad and Niger

FG evacuates Nigerian refugees from Cameroon, Chad and Niger

The federal government has announced plans to begin the process of repatriating Nigerian refugees currently residing in neighboring Cameroon, Chad and Niger to their home countries.

The decision came after a meeting between the Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Ahmed Tijani, and Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, in Maiduguri on Thursday.

Mr Tijani also revealed that the government has agreed to close the remaining Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Maiduguri and facilitate the return of displaced persons to their ancestral homelands in the shortest possible time.

“We discussed the evacuation of refugees from Cameroon, Niger and Chad. It was agreed that a tripartite meeting would be held,” Tijani said.

“The committee will consider and decide on the processes and procedures to be applied when evacuating the population.

He added that registration of refugees for voluntary evacuation is currently underway in collaboration with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Mr. Tijani commended the Borno State government for its unwavering commitment to the welfare of the people and assured the commission’s continued support.

He said the committee has already established a resettlement city for returnees in Amarwa village in Konduga local government area, which is equipped with schools, clinics, markets, police outposts and skill acquisition centres, among others. He said there was.

Source: guardian.ng

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