SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, (THEWILL) – Officials from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), have stated that there are about 90,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon.
The officials brainstormed on Monday over plans to repatriate the refugees, mostly from Borno, who were displaced by the unending Boko Haram insurgency.
At the meeting in Yola on Monday, the Adamawa State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, said plans for their evacuation had reached an advanced stage.
“Necessary arrangements have been made by the Adamawa State Government to receive the refugees, who would pass through Adamawa transit camp from Minawawo camp in Cameroon.
“About 4,000 of the refugees are from Adamawa, and already agreement had been reached with some communities here in Adamawa to host about 1,500 refugees from Borno, who have indicated that they would want to remain in Adamawa,” he said.
In her remarks, at the meeting, head of UNHCR sub-office in Marwa, Cameroon, Mylene Ahounou, said: “the commission is waiting for final authorisation from the central government of Cameroon to embark on the exercise.
“We urge the Nigerian Government to also reach out to Cameroon to facilitate action.”