133 Nigerian Refugees reunited with families in Adamawa

WorldStage NewsOnline—- No fewer than 133  Nigerian refugees from Cameroon have been reunited  with their respective families in Adamawa state.

The refugees, mostly women and children, had fled Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States to Cameroon when  Boko-Haram insurgents attacked their towns and villages in 2012 and 2013.

Sa’adiya Faruk, the Minister of Humanitarian Services, Disaster Management and Internally Displaced Persons, on Aug. 23, 2019, received the  133 Nigerian refugees who returned home from Cameroon. 

The refugees  had arrived Yola International Airport aboard a Nigerian Air Force plane on Aug. 23, 2019, and all of them were indigent of Adamawa.

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri, of Adamawa  confirmed the re-unification of the refugees with their families on Friday in Yola when  he received Sen. Basheer Muhammed ,Federal Commissioner , National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.

Fintiri said the State Government was able to identify and unite the refugees with their families after several contacts and thorough  investigation.

” State Government was able to unite the 133 Nigerian Refugees who  recently returned from Cameroon because all of  the returnees  are our indigenes.

“We are appealing to the Federal Government to continue with the  evacuation of the remaining refugees in Cameroon ” Fintiri said.

Speaking earlier, Muhammed said that he was in Adamawa with his entourage to flag off distribution  of  care, maintenance, educational and  empowerment materials,among others, to the over 200,000 IDPs in the state.

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