The governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, has received the second group of 855 more Nigerian refugees who were repatriated from neighbouring Cameroon.
At a quick farewell ceremony on January 24 in Maroua, representatives from Cameroon, led by the governor of the country’s Far North Region, Minjinyawa Bakari, turned the refugees over to the governor of Borno state.
Bakari, who delivered packages of food and non-food items as farewell gifts, proclaimed the end of the return of 1,300 refugees.
Zulum thanked the Cameroonian Governor, other officials and host communities for taking good care of the Nigerian refugees in the last nearly 9 years. The governor also appreciated the donation made by President Biya.
Daily Trust reported that the 855 Nigerian refugees residing in Minawao Camp were received by a border community between Nigeria and Cameroon, close to Banki in Bama Local Government Area by Chairman Transitional Committee, Hon Grema Terab.
Each of the refugees received N40,000 from the Federal Government as well as a 50kg bag of rice, 10kg bag of beans, 5 litres of cooking oil, a carton of seasoning, wrapper and N60,000 per households from the state government.