The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), yesterday, said that it has so far registered a total of 11, 449 Nigerian returnees from the Republic of Niger at the transit camp in Geidam, Yobe State.
The agency also. Disclosed that it has transported about 7, 000 of them to their various states as at Tuesday, May 12, 2015.
This was contained in a statement from the Press Officer of NEMA, Ezekiel Manzo, in Abuja.
“Transportation of the returnees continues as more high capacity buses and vehicles have been engaged by NEMA to fully transport them to their various states. The agency is also continuing with the provision of basic supports at the transit camp,” it said.
The Director-General of NEMA, Muhammad Sani Sidi, remarked that the agency was fully committed to the transportation of the returnees to their states, affirming that the staff would remain at the transit camp until the last person leaves.
He said more relief supports have also been deployed to support them while at the camp.
“From the registration, the returnees are identified to be Nigerians from Borno, Taraba, Jigawa, Kano, Benue, Bauchi, Sokoto, Niger, Kebbi, Zamfara, Katsina, Yobe, Gombe, Adamawa, Nasarawa, Imo, and Delta states,” the statement concluded.
“IPOB is being sponsored by those I will call the Coalition of the politically disgruntled and the treasury looters. They believe that by sponsoring this group to destabilize the country and trigger chaos, they will realize their ambition of escaping justice and then be free to dip their hands into the nation’s treasury again.”
-Lai Mohammed(Nigeria’s Information Minister on IPOB)
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