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Borno govt to absorb Nigerian refugees in Cameroon

Borno State government is to commence the immediate construction of houses in five liberated communities for Nigerian refugees in Cameroon willing to return back home for resettlement.

Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Umara made this known while addressing over sixty thousand Nigerian refugees in Minawao camp in Marwa, Cameroon Republic. 

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Affairs and Strategy, Malam Isa Gusau says the houses will be constructed in Banki, Bama town, Pulka, Gwoza and Darajamal within the next two months.

The statement explains that the governor’s visit was to sympathize with the refugees over their condition and facilitate their safe and dignified return to the country.

Zulum expressed gratitude to the Cameroonian government and host communities for their empathy towards Nigerians from Borno State who took refuge since 2013/2014 in the wake of the crisis.

According to the statement, the Governor is expected ‎to travel to some border communities in Borno State through Cameroon, to meet more persons displayed by the insurgency. 

Dauda Illiya

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