Friday, 3 November 2017

Cameroon Sends 100,000 Nigerian Refugees Packing

Cameroon government has sent 100,000 Nigerian refugees packing.

The Human Rights Watch (HRW), which made this known, yesterday, said the deportation defied a plea by the United Nations (UN) refugee agency not to return anyone to the North Eastern, where Boko Haram has killed thousands of people, “until security and human rights situation improved considerably.”


The group, which investigates allegations of human rights abuses worldwide, said the report was based on interviews with more than 60 refugees.
Cameroon Sends 100,000 Nigerian Refugees Packing
It noted that soldiers tortured, assaulted and sexually exploited Nigerian asylum seekers and denied them access to the UN refugee agency.


“The Cameroonian military torture and abuse of Nigerian refugees seems to be driven by an arbitrary decision to punish them for Boko Haram attacks in Cameroon and to discourage Nigerians from seeking asylum,” Gerry Simpson, HRW associate refugee director said.

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