Boko Haram: 7,300 Nigerian refugees flee to Chad in less than 2 weeks – UN

Some 7,300 Nigerian refugees had fled from Nigeria to Chad in the past 10 days, Farthan Haq, a United Nation spokesperson said on Saturday.

Mr. Haq said this when he spoke to newsmen in Abuja.

He said that the newly arrived refugees in Chad are staying with local communities in villages some 450 kilometers northwest of the Chadian capital, Ndjamena.

“The UN refugee agency teams in Chad are at the border and seeking more information on the new arrivals and their needs,” Haq said.

He said the number of refugees from Nigeria in Chad had reached more than 10,000.

Mr. Haq said the Chadian government had requested the assistance of aid agencies to help the refugees.

Citing the United Nation Refugee Agency, he said that the conflict in northeastern Nigeria has led to the exodus of some 135,000 people, with at least 850, 000 people displaced within Nigeria.

(NAN)


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  • Otile

    Since this people have their own law – sharia, police – hisba, army –
    boko haram, why not let them go their way? There is no need pretending
    that we all belong to one country under one law.

    We must
    resist the Yorubas forcing us to live with these foreigners. We
    understand crude oil is the issue, but we must not perish because other
    people want our oil.

  • Dr L. Luggard

    How can I be the same nationality with these people? Just look at their faces? They look different in every way. They are meant to score only 2 marks to get admission to UNITY Secondary schools and students from the South, East & West have to score 135 or even higher to be admitted…and nobody is discussing it at the senate. Is this really a country? …are these people in the picture actually Northern Nigerians or Chadian immigrants & immigrants from Niger Republic?

    But Premium Times should be careful how it presents photos without description or identity. Why not tell us the village or city or town or ‘country’ whose citizens you chose to show us? If you don’t have well trained cameramen, then I am available and ready to cover Sambissa.

    The personal, ethnic and regional interests in Nigeria are stronger than our imaginary allegiance to Nigeria if any. So, the North & West, knowing that they have no resources they contribute to Nigeria have aligned to wrestle power from Dr Jonathan at all costs including violence, threats of violence, false accusations and all manner of propaganda. But who does not like power? Who will be willing to relinquish power just like that? Musa, even with terminal ailment, held on tenaciously till death. All those who supported the ailing ex-president in that blatantly arrant disregard for our constitution are the same leaders of APC today – battling to get to power with very crude methodology of deception.