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Insecurity: 35,000 nigerians flee to Cameroon

No fewer than 35,000 Nigerians have crossed into Cameroon in recent weeks with the escalation on communal crises in North East Nigeria, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has revealed. MSF, equally called Doctors Without Borders, in a press release said the latest migration followed an upsurge in violence around the northeast Nigerian

35,000 Nigerian refugees safe in Cameroon — UN

The UN refugee agency said the estimated 35,000 Nigerians had fled across the north-eastern border into Cameroon in the last two weeks of January. There are also several thousands of Cameroonian refugees hosted across Nigeria, reported News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). There are concerns about the possible forceful ejection of the Nigerian

Don’t shut your borders against Nigerian refugees, Cameroon govt told

Cameroon authorities should not shut their borders to thousands of Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram militant attacks in Rann near the frontier, the Norwegian Refugee Council said on Wednesday. Rann, in northern Borno state, has been repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram, most recently on January 14, when the jihadists targeted a military

The French-English Divide Can Be Lethal in this African Nation

By Pius Lukong and Pauline Bax Cyprain fled his home when separatist fighters in Cameroon’s Northwest region threatened to kill him after he served government soldiers at his roadside bar. He’s one of a growing number of civilians trapped between the army and roaming gangs of English-speaking insurgents fighting to break away from the majority-Francophone

FG to begin repatriation of Nigerian refugees from Cameroon

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCRFIM, said on Monday that the agency had almost concluded arrangements to repatriate Nigerian refugees from Cameroon. NCRFIM Federal Commissioner, Sadiya Farouq, disclosed this during the Second Regional Protection Dialogue on the Lake Chad Basin in Abuja. Mrs Farouq said a lot

Cameroon Mobilizes Military after Boko Haram Attack

Cameroon says it is mobilizing troops along the country’s northern border with Nigeria and in the western English-speaking regions, following renewed attacks by Boko Haram in the north and separatists in the west. Cameroon’s military calls for troops to assemble at its headquarters in Yaounde ahead of major deployments. Defense Chief of

Stop Forced Eviction of Nigerian Refugees, UN tells Cameroon

The UN refugee agency has expressed shock by reports that Cameroonian authorities have forcibly returned some 9,000 Nigerian refugees who fled across the border earlier in the week in search of safety from militant attacks. The sudden mass exodus of thousands of Nigerian refugees into Cameroon followed attacks by Boko Haram

Suspected Separatists abduct 30 in Anglophone Cameroon

At least 30 people have been abducted by suspected separatists in a troubled English-speaking region of western Cameroon, local sources said on Wednesday. "More than 30 people were kidnapped yesterday on the road between Buea and Kumba" in the Southwest Region, a source close to the authorities there said, confirming

Gabon closes border with Cameroon after failed Coup

Gabon has closed border crossings with Cameroon since Monday's attempted coup against President Ali Bongo, halting trade and leaving Gabonese unable to return home. Goods and passengers destined for Gabon are stranded in Cameroon’s border town of Kiossi. Trucks loaded with plantain, cocoyam, groundnuts, and other vegetables sit idle along