Camp attack: Reps urge FG to repatriate Nigerian refugees in Niger Republic | Dailytrust

Camp attack: Reps urge FG to repatriate Nigerian refugees in Niger Republic

The House of Representatives

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to put in place a coordinated plan for the repatriation of displaced Nigerians living in camps in the Niger Republic and other countries.

It also urged the federal government to deploy more troops and equipment to beef up security and dislodge the insurgents from Lake Chad area.

The call was made during plenary on Thursday following a motion moved by the member representing Abadam,Guzamala, Kukawa, Mobbar federal constituency of Borno State, Rep. Mallam Bukar Gana.

Presenting the motion, the lawmaker said, “It is of great concern that people who were displaced from their villages are being attacked at where they are seeking refuge by the same insurgents.

“The persistent attacks by the Boko Haram insurgents in the North -East particularly Borno State led to the massive displacement and movement of people from Abadan, Mobbar and other places to Diffa in Niger Republic.”

“The resurgence of the gruesome killings of innocent Nigerians by the insurgents especially the one of December 12, 2020, in Tumbur town of Diffa region on refugees from Abadam and Mobbar is disturbing.”

The lawmaker, therefore, urged the federal government to send in medical supplies and other relief materials to ease the sufferings of the victims.