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Governor Zulum meets Chad’s President over refugees in the country



Governor Babagana Zulum and Nigeria’s ambassador to Chad, Zannah Umar Bukar Kolo on Wednesday December 16, met President Idriss Debby of the Republic of Chad over repatriation of thousands of Nigerian refugees, majority from Borno, who in batches, fled killings by Boko Haram since 2014.

The duo had a meeting with Debby at the presidential palace in N’Djamena, which was also attended by Chadian ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Abakar Saleh Chahaimi.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, he said;

“I am here in Chad to see our people currently taking refuge at The Darsalam camp in Baga Sola. We met them on Wednesday. Our people are doing very well. The government of Chad is taking care of them. So I am here to express appreciation to the President for his generosity towards our people here in Chad. We have also discussed how we can voluntarily repatriate our people back to Nigeria. Basically we are here for three things: meet our people, thank the government of Chad and intensify collaborative efforts to repatriate those who are willing to be safely resettled in different parts of Borno.”