From Ladi Josh
The Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, received the second batch of additional 855 Nigerian refugees repatriated from neighbouring Cameroon on Tuesday.
The refugees were handed over to Bruno State governor, Babagana Zulum by Cameroonian officials, led by the Governor of the Far North Region of Cameroun Minjinyawa Bakari, at a brief farewell ceremony in Maroua.
Bakari while presenting farewell packages consisting of food and non-food items announced the closure of this phase of repatriation totalling 1,300 Refugees.
Zulum, on behalf of Nigeria, thanked the Cameroonian president, other officials and host communities for taking good care of the Nigerian refugees in the last nearly 9 years. The governor appreciated the donation made by President Biya.
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 by Chairman Transitional Committee Hon Grema Terab on Tuesday.
Each of the refugees received two packages both Federal Government return packages of (N40,000) as well as State government consisting of a 50kg bag of rice, a 10kg Bag of beans, 5 litres of cooking oil, a carton of seasoning, wrapper and (N60,000) per households.
United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) Cameroun Office, led by Madam Kimberly visited Banki camp where she commended the resettlement efforts led by the Zulum administration stating, “it was quite impressive adding that this the vision required to end the plight of refugees.