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The Federal Government of Nigeria orders immediate repatriation of IDPs from Cameroon

Updated: Jul 12, 2022

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who is Chairman of the Committee, gave the directive on Thursday at the Presidential Villa, during a meeting of the Committee, where Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, the Vice Chairman of the Committee, presented the report of the Technical Working Group (TWG) on repatriation of Nigerians displaced from the North-East.

The Vice President noted that the repatriation and resettlement of Nigerians displaced in Cameroon and other neighboring countries as a result of the insurgency in the North-East remains a priority, hence, the Refugees Commission and other relevant agencies must ensure that the objective was achieved.

Nigerians displaced in the North-East, who are still in Cameroon would be coming home soon as the Presidential Committee on the Repatriation, Returns, and Resettlement of Displaced Persons in the North-East, has ordered the immediate resumption of their repatriation.

Speaking to State House Correspondents later, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State, who presented the report of the Technical Working Group at the meeting urged authorities to expedite the repatriation exercise, saying, “Within the last few years, we have repatriated no fewer than 50, 000 people but we still have more than 200,000.”

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