More Cameroonians enter Nigeria to flee violence

 
Thu Feb 13th, 2020 - Rivers
 

A logo is pictured on a banner at the UNHCR headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland June 13, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Almost 8,000 people have fled into Nigeria from Cameroon in the past two weeks to escape clashes between the security forces and armed separatists, the UN refugee agency said Thursday.

The latest arrivals are crossing the border into Taraba and Cross Rivers states in eastern and southern Nigeria, bringing the number of refugees to almost 60,000, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a statement.

“Refugees reported fleeing violence and some even arrived across the border with gunshot wounds,” it said.

 
 

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source: Guardian