According to the Federal Government, the process of removing Nigerians who have been forced to flee to neighboring Cameroon, Chad, and Niger Republic will soon begin.
At the height of the crisis, thousands of Nigerians impacted by the Boko Haram insurgency had fled to neighboring countries.
Following a meeting with Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum, Alhaji Ahmed Tijjani, the Federal Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants, and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), revealed the idea on Thursday in Maiduguri.
According to Tijjani, the government has also decided to shut the last camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Maiduguri and expeditiously repatriate the displaced people to their ancestral homes.
“We talked about the refugees’ departure from Chad, Niger, and Cameroon. It was decided to have a tripartite meeting.
The committee will convene and devise a protocol and methodology to be used in the evacuation of our citizens.
“In cooperation with the UN Agency for Refugees (UNHCR), registration of refugees for the voluntary evacuation is ongoing,” Tijjani stated.
He praised the Borno State Government for its dedication to the well-being of the populace and gave the Commission’s unwavering support.
According to Tijjani, the Commission has already built a resettlement city for the returnees at Amarwa village in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno, complete with facilities for marketplaces, schools, clinics, police outposts, and skill development centers, among other things.
According to reports, the federal commissioner visited the UNHCR’s Maiduguri sub office and gave relief supplies to 500 displaced people who had been impacted by the fire tragedy at the Muna IDP camp in Maiduguri. The commissioner was in Borno on a three-day visit.