As part of security measures in the fight against Boko Haram, over 2,500 Nigerians living illegally in Cameroon have been reportedly deported.
More than 2,500 Nigerians were said to have been “rounded up” in Kousseri, in the far north of Cameroon, and sent back on Thursday, July 31.
This comes barely two days after President Muhammadu Buhari visited Cameroon for talks on how to combat the Boko Haram insurgents and curb their activities.
According to an official from a local NGO, Mey Aly, most of the Nigerians “had fled the atrocities of Boko Haram” to take refuge in Cameroon.
On Friday, some 300 Cameroonian children were also were removed from their Koranic schools in Maroua and taken back to their villages for fear of the insurgents using them to carry out suicide attacks.
Details on Vanguard.