Nigeria’s National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) has announced the finalisation of plans to repatriate refugees currently residing in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger Republic. These individuals were displaced from their homes by Boko Haram insurgents, and the evacuation aims to relocate them to communities in Borno State.
Federal Commissioner Aliyu Tijjani Ahmed revealed this information during a visit to a satellite city built for Boko Haram insurgency refugees in Marua, Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.
Ahmed stated, “We discussed on the issue of evacuation of our (Nigerian) refugees from Cameroon, Niger and Chad and it was agreed that a tripartite meeting will hold and the commission will return to the office.”
“We will sit down to come up with processes and procedures which we will apply in evacuating our people that are living in Cameroon, Niger, and Chad. This is going to be handled by the commission, the government of Borno State and UNCHR.“
He further emphasised that similar sustainable satellite cities will be established nationwide to provide livelihoods for resettled displaced persons.
During a visit to the Muna Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Jere Local Government Area, the Federal Commissioner donated food items and relief materials to five hundred households, including victims of fire outbreaks in the camp.
Following this, the Federal Commissioner visited skills acquisition centres established for the IDPs and the satellite city in Marua, pledging to commence resettlement in the first quarter of 2024.