Hundreds Of Thousands Of Refugees In Nigeria, After 9 Years, Return To Their Homes

Hundreds of thousands of people who fled from the Boko Haram attacks and the West African ISIWAP ISWAP department in the northeast of Nigeria, one of the countries of West Africa, began to return to their homes after 9 years.

Boko Haram, who has been operating in Nigeria since the beginning of the 2000s, since 2009 during mass terrorist attacks has killed more than 20 thousand people throughout the country.

Since 2015, the terrorist organization also attacked Cameroon, Chad and Niger – the border neighbors of Nigeria.

Hundreds of thousands of people were forced to leave their homes and migrate because of the attacks of Boko Haram and the ISWAP terrorist organization in the states of Adamava, Borno and Yobe in the northeast of Nigeria.

According to the United Nations (UN), for 11 years, 2.7 million people became forced by immigrants because of the ongoing Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, and most of them have found refuge in neighboring countries as children, Cameroon and Niger.

Borno Government announced that hundreds of thousands of people who left their homes due to attacks since 2015 began to return after security restoration in the region.

Borno Governor Babagan Zulum said that recently, significant progress has been reached in the fight against terrorism in the state and at the moment 300 thousand people returned home.

– more than 40 thousand people returned home in the early region in two months

Regional Director of the Non-Grandian Organization Grassroots Initiating for Strengthening Social Resilience (Giscor) in the early Mohammed Kusha told the Anadolu agency that hundreds of thousands of Nigerians hid in a neighboring Camerun due to terrorist attacks.

Kusha explained that the safety in the region of the early age has been ensured for 1.5 years, and a third of the houses set on fire by Boko Haram was restored by the government.

noting that in two months, more than 40 thousand inhabitants of the region returned to their homes, Kusha said: “People who returned to their homes in the early, previously hid in Cameroon and returned to their homes after years.”

Kusha emphasized that in cooperation with Giscor and the government, the returners began to master crafts and professions.

– I am happy to return to my house

Daggash Adam Khalil, who returned to his house, said that he had lost everything during the Boko Haram attack in 2015 and was forced to leave the region of Rada due to fear.

According to Khalil, today he returned to his house after 9 years of life in a refugee camp in Cameroon: “I opened a grocery store and is happy to return to my house.”

Halil added that agricultural lands were damaged as a result of previous attacks. In the country, the biggest problem in the region is a lack of food.