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FG, Adamawa resettles returnees from Cameroon

The Federal and Adamawa State Governments have resettled the 133 Adamawa citizens who returned from Cameroon last week.

The returnees who arrived the Yola International Airport in the evening of last Thursday were on Sunday assisted to move out of their temporary camp at Digital Bridge Institute along Yola-Fufore road in Fufore Local Government Area to their various communities around the state.

Radio Nigeria Correspondent reports that the returnees began leaving the temporary camp on Sunday morning after days of sorting them out into families and then birthplaces through their council and community leaders invited to verify and receive them back home.

The federal government officials who supervised the exercise said the 133 returnees were sorted into 26 families after due identification, and that Madagali Local Government Area has the highest number of returnees.

Madagali LGA has long been one of the worst-hit by the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa State.

The Director of Refugees and Migrant Affairs in the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI, Alhaji Lawal Hamidu, who had earlier explained to newsmen the handling of the Adamawa returnees, said provision had been made for their resettlement.

“As part of package for them to leave the camp, they will all go home with one month food ration, which is bag of rice, bag of garri, bag of maize, cartons of indomi, salt, sugar, as well as beddings which includes bed sheets, pillows, mosquito nets and then toiletries”

He said empowerment tools would also be given to them and each woman will be given a sewing machine.

The Director said both the federal government and some donor agencies would help the resettlement of the returnees with shelter kits and cash.

Abdullahi Tukur

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