The Federal Government has announced plans to repatriate 20,000 Nigerians from Chad and Cameroon.
It said 6,000 people would be brought back from Chad while 14,000 others would be conveyed from Cameroon in the next two months.

As of December 31, last year, 21,381 Nigerian refugees were in Chad and 120,677 others in Cameroon.

Last year, the Federal Government repatriated 5,000 willing Nigerian refugees from Cameroon to Banki in Borno State.

It was learnt that the Federal Government bought food and non-food items worth N2 billion as return package for the refugees last year.

The Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugee, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Tijani Ahmed, announced this yesterday in Abuja at a Technical Working Group (TWG) meeting on the voluntary repatriation of Nigerian refugees.

The federal commissioner said most of the refugees were displaced by the 2022 flood, the Boko Haram crisis, the farmer-herders clashes and the current climate change challenge.

May 1, 2024

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