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Nigeria, Cameroon Sign Agreement For Return Of 80, 000 IDPs

The federal government has signed a tripartite agreement with the United Nations High Commission for Refuge (UNHCR) and the Republic of Cameroun for the return of Nigerian refugees who had fled for safety and are currently taking refuge in Cameroun, voluntarily and in a dignified manner.

The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Muhammad Sani Sidi, disclosed this when an African Union Humanitarian Mission led by Dr. Aisha Laraba Abdullahi, Commissioner Political Affairs, visited the headquarters of the agency at the weekend.

He said there were about 80,000 displaced Nigerians currently taking refuge in Cameroun and that the federal government has been making efforts to cater for all their basic needs.

He said the federal government and   governments of states affected by the insurgency, United Nations Organisations, International Non-Governmental Organisations and the private sector,  had done a lot in the past four years to manage large numbers of internally displaced persons in the North East, adding that “we have moved from the emergency response stage to recovery and resettlement.

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