As FG Seeks Return of 80,000 Refugees In Cameroon
The Commandant of the NSCDC in Borno State, Ibrahim Abdullahi, stated this in Maiduguri weekend.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps on Sunday said it had arrested a 56-year-old Boko Haram kingpin in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.
The Commandant of the NSCDC in Borno State, Ibrahim Abdullahi, stated this in an interview with in Maiduguri.
Abdullahi said the suspect was apprehended at Mussa village on June 7.
He said: “Our men have made remarkable progress by arresting a Boko Haram kingpin.
“The notorious kingpin was said to be a recruiter as well as supplier of arms and IEDs to Boko Haram terrorists.
“He confessed that his three children were also arrow heads of the Boko Haram sect.”
Abdullahi said the command had since handed over the suspect to the army for further investigation.
Meanwhile the Federal Government wants about 80,000 Nigerians displaced to Cameroon by the Boko Haram insurgency to return home.
The Federal Government has, therefore, signed a tripartite agreement with the United Nations High Commission for Refugee, UNHCR, and the Republic of Cameroon for the return of the refugees who fled for safety.
The Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Muhammad Sidi, disclosed this when an African Union (AU) Humanitarian Mission visited the headquarters of the agency last weekend. The AU mission was led by Aisha Abdullahi, its Commissioner for Political Affairs.
He said there were about 80,000 displaced Nigerians currently taking refuge in Cameroon and that the Federal Government has been making efforts to cater for all their basic needs.
Over a million Nigerians were displaced from the north-east by the insurgency with majority of them in different internally displaced persons, IPDs, camps within Nigeria.
Mr. Sidi said the Nigeria and governments of states affected by the insurgency, United Nations Organisation, international non-governmental organisations and the private sector had done a lot in the past four years to manage large numbers of internally displaced persons in the North East.
“We have moved from the emergency response stage to recovery and resettlement of the IDPs,” he said.
He urged the visiting Commissioner to use her good offices as Commissioner Political Affairs of the African Union to seek for more assistance and support for the affected persons and the states.