120,000 Nigerian Refugees in Cameroon Plead for Help to Return Home


In a desperate plea, over 120,000 Nigerian refugees stranded in Cameroon beseech the Federal Government for aid in returning to their homes in Borno State.

Initiated by the president of the Nigerian Refugees in Cameroon (NRC), Mr. Luka Isaac, the appeal, dated February 8, 2024, sheds light on the dire situation faced by the displaced populace.

Isaac lamented the continuous occupation of their ancestral lands by Boko Haram insurgents since 2013, rendering their return impossible. The refugees, mainly comprising women and children, outline conditions for their repatriation, emphasizing the need for improved security and the establishment of well-equipped IDP camps upon their return.

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“The security situation in Gwoza East be improved with the deployment of more soldiers and fighting equipment,” Isaac asserted in the letter addressed to the Federal Government. Furthermore, they call for infrastructural facilities in the form of IDP camps to ensure access to essential services like water supply, education, and healthcare.

The refugees highlight the depletion of supplies in the Cameroonian camps, exposing them to hunger and inadequate healthcare services.