Boko Haram: 13,000 Nigerians take refuge in Cameroon- UN report


According to a report released yesterday
November 11th by the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 13,000

Nigerians fled from Nigeria to Cameroon in
October after the attack and capture of Mubi
town in Adamawa state by Boko Haram
According to the report, which you can find here ,
some 13,000 Nigerian refugees mostly women
and children, fled Mubi town in over 300 vehicles
and settled in towns of Guider and Gashiga in the
North region of Cameroun and to Bourha,
Mogode and Boukoula in the Far North of

Although some Cameroonian nationals say most
of the Nigerians that arrived their villages have
returned to Nigeria and have settled at the
refugee camps set up in Yola, the Adamawa
state capital, the UNHCR say it is investigating
claims that those who returned to Nigeria were
forcefully sent back
“We are also examining claims that some of
these refugees may have been forced to
return to Nigeria. We are seeking
assurances from both Nigeria and
Cameroun that the return of these people
was done on a voluntary basis. Cameroun
is hosting thousands of refugees from
Nigeria and Central African Republic and we
encourage Cameroon to continue with its
policy of welcoming refugees,” UNHCR said.

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