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Nigerian Immigration Service charged to treat Cameroonian refugees with care

Nigerian Immigration Service has beeen exhorted to treat Cameroon Anglophone refugees seeking asylum in various committees in Cross River State with…

Nigerian Immigration Service has beeen exhorted to treat Cameroon Anglophone refugees seeking asylum in various committees in Cross River State with care.

Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi, the Obong of Calabar charged the service not to maltreat the refugees who fleeing the crisis in southern Cameroon.

To him, there was a need to closely monitor activities around the Nigeria’s border with Cameroon in order to ensure that those seeking asylum in the country were treated with care.

Hear him; “Our border with Cameroon has become something else and the very people that they are attacking are our won Efik people. We should all join hands to fight this injustice. Those in Cameroon that are running away are our people who are being victimised; we cannot turn our eyes away from that.

“Our sojourn as an Efik nation has taken us to different parts of Nigeria, including the Mambila Plateau and other areas. There is also the new Calabar in Brass and Bonny. I appeal to the Nigeria Immigration Service to treat the Cameroon refugees with care.”

UNHCR, says it has registered more than twenty thousand Anglophone refugees Nigeria since the influx started in October 2017.

As tensions continue to heighten in Cameroon, UNHCR partner Rhema Care reports that civilians – mainly women and children are arriving in Nigeria in search of safety and international protection.

 

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