Boko Haram: 2,500 Nigerians Deported From Cameroon

Boko Haram: 2,500 Nigerians Deported From Cameroon

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.

Boko Haram: 2,500 Nigerians Deported From Cameroon
More than 2,500 Nigerians living illegally in Cameroon have been 'rounded up' and deported in a new security measure against the Boko Haram, shown in a photo published by a regional Nigerian newspaper

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.

Source: Legit.ng

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