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Cameroon deports 12,000 Nigerians

Reports say about twelve thousand Nigerians have been repatriated from neighboring Cameroon.

Some of those returning via the Sahuda Border Post told the BBC they were repatriated against their will.

Authorities of Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency say most of the deported Nigerians had sought refuge in Cameroon, following attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants.

Another account of the reports said recent attacks in Northern Cameroon were perpetrated by Boko Haram.
Cameroonian authorities believe the militants are entering the country disguised as refugees.

According to the BBC, some of the deportees are believed to be those who were rounded up for not having correct documents.

The National Emergency Management Agency in Nigeria said over one thousand people have travelled through the Sahuda Border Post in Adamawa State.

The rest of the Nigerians are waiting to go through immigration and security screening to determine whether or not they will face repatriation, the BBC also said.

 


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