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NAF Airlifts 135 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon to Nigeria

NAF Airlifts 135 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon to Nigeria
NAF Airlifts 135 Nigerian refugees from Cameroon to Nigeria

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has airlifted back to the Country no fewer than 135 Nigerian refugees who took refuge in neighbouring Cameroon.

According to a statement released by the spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the 135 Nigerian refugees were airlifted on Thursday, 22 August 2019, by a NAF C-130H aircraft from the Maroua Salak International Airport in Cameroon’s Northern Region to Yola International Airport, in furtherance of the NAF’s constitutional role of providing Military Aid to Civil Authority.

The NAF spokesperson also added that they also provided airlift for Nigeria’s Technical Working Group (TWG) for the “Repatriation of Nigerian Refugees in Cameroon” led by the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, who oversaw the commencement of the return process.

The NAF aircrew, alongside the TWG, received the 135 Nigerian refugees from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and Cameroonian Government Officials.

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