The National Emergency Management Agency said it has registered over 11,449 Nigerian returnees from Niger Republic at the agency’s transit camp in Geidam, Yobe State.
The agency’s press officer, Ezekiel Manzo, said out of the 11,449 returnees, 7,000 have been transported to their various states on Tuesday.
Mr. Manzo said the transportation of the returnees is continuous as more high capacity buses and vehicles have been engaged by NEMA for their transportation process.
He said the agency is providing basic supports for the returnees at the transit camp.
The Director General, NEMA, Muhammad Sidi, said the agency is fully committed to the transportation process.
He said NEMA’s staff would remain at the transit camp until the last returnee leaves.
Mr. Sidi said more relief supports have also been deployed to support them while at the camp.
From the registration, the returnees are identified to be Nigerians from Borno, Taraba, Jigawa, Kano, Benue, Bauchi, Sokoto, Niger, Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Yobe, Gombe, Adamawa, Nasarawa, Imo, and Delta states.
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