Mr Sa’ad Bello, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Camps Coordinator, said on Wednesday in Fufore, Adamawa, that NEMA had received another 650 Nigerians sent back home from Cameroon Republic.
Bello told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the repatriated Nigerians were mostly women and children.
“So far, we have received over 9,000 Nigerians who escaped from Boko Haram attacks to Cameroon Republic. The repatriated Nigerians were mostly women and children from Borno.’’
According to him, the agency has settled the IDPs in four major camps in the state which include the NYSC Orientation Camp at Bajabure in Girei Council Area and Malkohi IDPs Camp in Yola South Council Area.
According to him, others are Fufore Camp in Fufore Local Government and Saint Theresa Catholic Camp in Yola North Area.
The camps coordinator said that the new IDPs were undergoing intensive security and health screening.
He appealed to well-meaning Nigerians and organisations to collaborate with the agency in assisting the IDPs.
He said there was no reported loss of life, adding that the only problem affecting the IDPs was minor ailments which the
agency’s clinics were addressing successfully.
He said that the agency was still expecting more IDPs from Cameroon but did not specify the number. (NAN)