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Hundreds of Cameroonians take refuge in Nigeria

Nearly 300 Cameroonians have reportedly taken refuge in Nigeria due to ongoing violence in the northwestern and southwestern regions of Cameroon. This is revealed by a video of Channel Tv, Nigerian private television, circulating on social networks. In the video, the governor of Cross River State (South-East Nigeria) claims that about 300 Cameroonians have been officially registered. He also added that the number could be revised upwards if the troubled situation continues to persist in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon.

This Nigerian authority was addressing the subject at an immigration summit held in October 2017, in the presence of officials from this sector in the Cross River and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR ).

The English crisis led to new scenes of violence on September 22 and October 1. About ten people died in the demonstrations. International organizations attribute these deaths to the police and report hundreds of exiles. The government, for its part, praises the professionalism of its troops.

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