This is the second phase of this repatriation of refugees settled in 2013 in Cameroon.
Settled in Cameroon (Far North region) since 2013, a second wave of refugees are returning to their country. This wave of repatriation was launched last Friday in Maroua.
A total of 455 Nigerian residents, including 211 men and 244 women, who were sheltering in the Minawao camp, a locality in the Mayo-Tsanaga division of the region, to escape the Boko Haram insurgency, will return to the Borno State (North East) of Nigeria under the supervision of Cameroonian and Nigerian authorities.
Before their departure, the 108 households in the convoy received various kits (mattresses, foodstuffs, and mats) offered by the Cameroonian government.
According to Xhinua, the governor of the Far North region, Midjiyawa Bakari, would accompany the convoy to the border, at Banki where the Nigerian authorities will take over.
The first phase of voluntary repatriation of Nigerian refugees took place in February and March 2021.