Federal Government officials and those of Adamawa and Borno States Saturday visited the over 12,000 Nigerian refuges repatriated by the Cameroonian authorities at their temporary camps in Mubi, Adamawa, preparatory to their screening for rehabilitation.
The officials were led by Alhaji Sani Sidi, the Director General of National Emergency Management Agency.
Sidi said the government delegation was in Mubi to officially receive the refugees, assess their conditions and provide for their basic needs.
They are expected to be moved to designated Internally Displaced Persons Camps in Yola.
“While in the camps, you will undergo screenings in order to identify the areas where you come from,” Sidi told them.
Ninety-five per cent of the victims are natives of Gamboru, Ngala and Bama in Borno.
The deputy governor of Borno, Alhaji Zanna Mustafa, also addressed the IDPs, saying the state authorities would move its people to Maiduguri after screening to enable them link them up with their families.
He advised them to expose any member of Boko Haram living in their midst.
About 80 per cent of the IDPs are women and children.