Ms Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons says 500,000 Nigerians awaiting repatriation in three countries

Suleiman-Ibrahim told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York at the 77th session of UN General Assembly that the refugees would be repatriated from Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

She spoke on the sidelines of High-Level Side Event on “Strengthening Resilience and Sustaining Development: A Humanitarian Development Peace Approach to Leaving No one Behind.

We have almost about 500,000 awaiting repatriation. The next batch will consist of 1,000 people and it is spontaneous returns that is happening now, and we are looking after them as they come back,’’ the commissioner said.

According to her, there is a Presidential Committee on Repatriation in the North -East and the committee is to complement the Technical Working Group on repatriation, which is chaired by the Commission.

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