Nigeria: UN – 6,000 Flee Nigeria Over Boko Haram
By Nduka Nwosu
Nigeria insecurity sees refugee outflows spreading to Niger and Cameroon
New York — A United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNCHR) Friday released a report indicating that at least 6000 people have fled Adamawa, Yobe and Borno to neighbouring Cameroon and Niger Republic.
According to the UNCHR report released yesterday at the UN Headquarters, several people had been killed, with many villages completely razed.
UNCHR spokesperson Adrian Edwards said UNCHR has been asking states that share the same border with Nigeria to keep them open for the displaced citizens running away from Boko Haram and might need international protection while advising against any forced returns.
We continue to urge States in the region to keep their borders open for Nigerians who are fleeing their country and may need international protection.
Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States have…
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