Thursday, June 29, 2017

Over 400 Nigerian Refugees Fleeing Ethnic Confrontation “Flood” Nwa

Donga Mantung SDO flanked by his entourage and some young refugees
Photo credit: Gonga Timothy
 Over 400 Nigerian refugees (Fulani graziers) have flooded into Nwa Sub Division in Donga Mantung Division of the North West region following ethnic clash between the Mambilas and the Fulani gaziers. The Senior Divisional Officer for Donga Mantung Division , Ngone Ndodemesape Bernard visited the localities of Yang, Nsam, Ntim to assess himself the living condition of the refugees. Reports say the refugees are mostly women and children below the ages of 5. It said that over 300 of them have taken shelter in one of the primary schools while others have in the Ardoret. Their living conditions according to what we gathered are precarious given that they lack the basic necessity food and other non-food items like medication, blankets, shelter materials etc. The most pathetic thing is that some of them who sustained injuries during the clashes with the Mambilas have been transferred to Kumbo for treatment. Allegedly, one dead has been recorded. However, the Mbororo Socio-Cultural and Development Association- MBOSCUDA and the mayor of Nwa Dr. Ngomfe Loma David have extended a hand of fellowship by providing some support to the refugees. It should be recalled that massive influx of refugees in bordering villages of Nwa reached its apex on June 23. It is alleged the confrontation recorded loss of lives, slaughtering of thousands of cows and burning down of homes belonging mainly to the Fulani. Reports say the crisis was as a result of the conflict between farmer and graziers.

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