Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State, has expressed the readiness of his administration to receive the 4,000 Nigerians currently in Cameroon as refugees. Many of the refugees are displaced victims of Boko Haram’s terrorist insurgency that has troubled the northeast region for 10 years.
While receiving a delegation of the Technical Working Group for Repatriation of Nigerian Refugees, Fintiri said his government will set up a committee to support the returning refugees.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Nigeria and the Cameroonian government signed the Tripartite Agreement for the Voluntary Return of Nigerian refugees living in Cameroon in 2017. Adamawa citizens make up a small number of over 50,000 Nigerian refugees that live in Cameroon’s Minawo Camp.