The deportation of 47 Cameroonians from Nigeria on January 26, 2018 has been declared as illegal and unconstitutional by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
Julius Ayuk Tabe, a Cameroonian separatist leader, and 46 others were deported from Nigeria after their arrest in Abuja.
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Sahara Reporters reports that Ayuk, president of a self-declared breakaway state made up of the Anglophone regions of majority-Francophone Cameroon, was one of 15 people whom Cameroon issued an international arrest warrant for in November 2017.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that about 40,000 residents of Rann, Kala-Balge local government area of Borno state, Nigeria, who fled their community due to incessant Boko Haram attacks to Goura in neighbouring Cameroon three weeks ago, have been reportedly told to leave the country.
The field communication officer of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) Maiduguri, Abdulkareem Yakubu, said in a statement on Wednesday, February 27, that the Nigerian refugees “are now leaving Cameroon after being told to go home.”
Abdulkareem quoted Stephanie Remion, MSF Emergency Coordinator in Goura, Cameroon, as saying: “Today we are seeing people packing up their belongings and leaving for Rann (Nigeria) after being told by Cameroonian and Nigerian authorities to leave.”
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