By: Babagana Bukar Wakil Ngla
Cameroon officials said it has concluded arrangements with neighboring Nigeria for the return of 4,000 Nigerian refugees to their country by 29th April.
The region’s governor Midjiyawa Bakari, said “the refugees from Minawao camp, is the only official refugee camp in Cameroon’s far North region, voluntarily opted to return home.
Bakari told to reporters, that they have agreed with the Nigerian government that 4,000 refugees from Adamawa sate of Nigeria will be returned to the Cameroon by air.
He said, they are the first ones to return but the process will continue after that. Both the Nigerian and Cameroonian governments are discussing on how to taking good care of education of refugees’ children.
Officials said that the majority of the refugees at the camp are from Borno state in Nigeria except those from the state of Adamawa asked to be taken home due to the observed peace, security and stability.
In early April, Cameroon assisted 40,000 out of about 60,000 Nigerians who fled into Cameroon before Nigeria’s February elections to return home.
The UN, Minawao camp hosts over 57,000 Nigerian refugees who fled from the atrocities of terror group Boko Haram.