Thirty five thousand Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram insurgents in the Northeast are now safe in neighboring Cameroon, according to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
Thousands fled Rann, Borno State, to Cameroon last month after the insurgents repeatedly attacked the town.
The UNHCR,in a statement yesterday said the people were now safe although it expressed worries over those who attempted to return to Rann.
“For now, the 35,000 Nigerian refugees are safe in Cameroon, although many are once again putting themselves at risk by returning to Rann on foot, to collect a few personal possessions which were not looted or burnt,” it said.
“The outlawed terrorist group has been active in this impoverished corner of northeast Nigeria for over a decade. Thousands of people not just in Nigeria but over the border in Cameroon and Chad, have been killed, many summarily executed.