The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA has revealed that it has received about 12,000 Nigerians who fled the country as a result of insurgency attacks in the North-east to the Republic of Cameroun.
In a statement signed and issued by its Senior Information Officer, Sani Datti, NEMA stated that the fleeing Nigerians have started arriving home through the border post in Sahuda, Mubi South in Adamawa State.
“NEMA has so far received 1,121 of the returnees from the NIS at the border post, out of which 650 have been transported to Borno State, while the remaining are still at Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Yola. In the mean time, NEMA is providing food and non-food items as well as medical cover to cater for the returnees at the border while awaiting the conclusion of the immigration and security screening. Arrangements have also been concluded to locate the returnees to a new camp in Fufore, Adamawa State, for proper care,” the statement read.
NEMA has also established contacts with the Borno State Government over the returnees who are mostly from the state.