More than 500 new refugees from South West Cameroon have fled into the Bashu community in the Boki Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River State.
The Director General of Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Princewill Ayim, disclosed this in Calabar, the state capital, to journalists.
At least 20 people were reportedly killed when militants of Ambazonia, a separatist group in South West Cameroon, attacked them in a community close to the Nigerian border.
It was yet to be ascertained as of yesterday if there were Nigerians among those killed by the Ambazonian soldiers.
Ayim said his agency had constituted a multi-functional team with other supporting international agencies to move into Bashu to do findings of the immediate needs of the refugees.
He said the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced (NCFRMID) and United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) would soon issue a formal statement on the influx of the Cameroonians into Nigerian communities.
Ayim appealed to Nigerians in Bashu and other nearby communities for the sake of humanity to play the brotherly role they are noted for by helping the refugees.