No fewer than 29, 581 Nigerians who fled their communities in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states as result of insurgent activities to Republic of Niger and Cameroun have voluntarily returned.
This is contained in a published report of humanitarian relief intervention by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) which was released recently.
The report said that 13,046 Nigerian returnees returned from Niger Republic in May, 2015 and were received in Geidam, Yobe State while Between April and December, 2015 NEMA received about 16,595 Nigerians that have voluntarily returned from Cameroon through the Sahuda border crossing area near Mubi, Adamawa State.
“Some of the Nigerians that fled to neighbouring countries (Niger, Chad and Cameroun) were provided with humanitarian relief support by the Federal Government of Nigeria through NEMA to alleviate their suffering. The displaced Nigerians have also received humanitarian supports from the host governments, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), the host communities and Nigerian citizens living in the three host countries,” the report said.