The Borno State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, says 30,000 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, who fled to Cameroon at the peak of Boko Haram crises have returned to the state.
Spokesperson of SEMA Abdullahi Umar said in a statement in Maiduguri on Wednesday that this number was part of the 78,000 IDPs who fled to Cameroon at peak of the insurgency.
He explained that these returnees were among the 43,000 IDPs who wanted to return home.
Mr. Umar said the IDPs are in a camp at Banki in Bama Local Government Area of the state.
“The SEMA Executive Secretary, Malam Alkali Goni has led a delegation of the agency to Banki to assess the conditions of the IDPs,” he added and that the state government had made necessary provisions for the welfare of the returnees.”