Thousands of Nigerians defect to Cameroon

According to Cameroonian military sources, thousands of Nigerian settlers including children, defect to Cameroon due to fight between Boko Haram and coalition of Chadian and Nigerian armies

Thousands of Nigerians defect to Cameroon

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Thousands of Nigerian residents took refuge in the Cameroonian Far-North region to flee Sunday's fight between the Boko Haram and coalition of Chadian and Nigerian armies, a Cameroonian military source said Monday.

The source that declined to be named told Xinhua more than 100 families including a large number of children fled to Cameroon after the new fighting broke out in northeast Nigeria.

The Far-North region already hosts more than 30,000 Nigerian refugees. The new Nigerian refugees now live in the open air in Makari town.

The source said the refugees' move coincided with the sending of food and materials by Nigerian authorities to the people in distress. The donations were sent in 12 large trucks and delivered Sunday in Maroua, capital of Far-North region.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Mart 2015, 15:11
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