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NEMA receives another 650 Nigerian IDPs from Cameroon

The National Emergency Management Agency said on Wednesday in Fufore, Adamawa State, that the agency had received another 650 Nigerians sent back home from Cameroon Republic.

The agency’s camps coordinator, Sa’ad Bello, said the repatriated Nigerians were mostly women and children.

“So far, we have received over 9,000 Nigerians who escaped Boko Haram attacks to Cameroon Republic. The repatriated Nigerians were mostly women and children from Borno.”

He said the agency has settled the IDPs in four major camps in the state. The camps include the orientation camp of the National Youth Service Corps Camp at Bajabure in Girei Council Area and Malkohi IDPs Camp in Yola South Council Area.

Others are Fufore Camp in Fufore Local Government and Saint Theresa Catholic Camp in Yola North Area.

The camps coordinator said the new IDPs were undergoing intensive security and health screening.

He appealed to well-meaning Nigerians and organisations to collaborate with the agency in assisting the IDPs.

He said there was no reported loss of life, adding that some of the IDPs had minor ailments that were treated by the agency’s clinics.

He said the agency was still expecting more IDPs from Cameroon but did not specify the number. (NAN)

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