Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, is on a visit to neighbouring Cameroon for the repatriation of 9,800 Borno indigenes.
Zulum arrived Marwa in Cameroon alongside officials of ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development on Tuesday evening.
The 9,800 Nigerians constitute the first batch of 46,000 citizens taking refuge in Minawao camp and who have shown willingness to be evacuated to resettlement houses built by Borno Government in Bama and Banki towns.
The governor’s spokesman, Isa Gusau, said in a statement that the Governor led a Nigerian delegation to a meeting on the tripartite (repatriation) agreement signed between Nigeria, Cameroon and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, on Wednesday.
This is in line with provisions of the tripartite agreement which has spelt out international best practices on humanitarian issues involving movements of persons between two or more countries as well as roles and limitations of all parties, and the protection of the rights of refugees.
In September 2019, Zulum during his trip to the refugees at Minawao camp, who are mostly from Borno State, promised that he would spearhead their successful reparation and dignified resettlement.