A permanent center for the reintegration of ex-Boko Haram associates in the Far North region of Cameroon, will soon be constructed to properly coordinate the reinsertion of the ex-fighters into society.
The number which is observed to be increasing everyday, has majority of them coming from Nigeria. The 936 ex-combatants who have surrendered to the multinational task force already, have been assured that the Head of State, Paul Biya has given instructions for required procedures to be strictly followed “the numbers are increasing daily. The Head of State gave instructions that work should start here and to let the traditional authorities know that work will start here in the next few days” Fai Yengo Francis, National Coordinator for Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Committee said, while on a visit to the Extreme North region.
He also made a stop at the transit center in Mora, to check the new arrivals “they’re predominantly made of Nigerians. When they come out looking at the high sense of humanism of our Head of State, we welcome them as Cameroonians but after we have done the necessary verifications, we send them back rapidly to their countries because of the good relationship that our country has with our neighbouring country to the West. Even if a hundred thousand camps are put up today, they will not be more than Cameroonians to handle” Yengo Francis.
Several Boko Haram ex-fighters and associates have been gradually surrendering to the military authorities in the Far North region. To facilitate their reintegration, Traditional and Administrative authorities have been called upon to work hand in hand.