Cameroonian refugees in Taraba State in Nigeria, have urged the Nigerian government and international donors to help them with basic needs of life, indicating that it is not yet safe for them to return home.
Going by online news reports, the refugees said they have lost all they had to the crisis and are scared of military brutality.
It should be noted that Nigeria’s Taraba is already camping over 250,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in several camps, resulting from separate attacks and killings by armed herdsmen and Boko Haram militants. Out of the figure, at least 50,000 are IDPs from Borno and Adamawa states whose homes were destroyed by Boko Haram and have not been fixed for them to return.
With the worsening crisis, the government of Cameroon has engaged on an emergency humanitarian assistance plan to bring back refugees and IDPs home and established. However since the lofty project was initiated, many English speaking Cameroonians are still to reap from it.