Date: April 16, 2021, 09:30:30 AM
Herdsmen chase Nigerians into Benin Republic: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
Confirming the report that thousands of Nigerians are in refugee camp in the Republic of Benin, the Mayor of Pobe, Mayor Simon Adébayo Dinan, said 4,477 Nigerians are currently taking refuge in the municipality of Pobe.In a statement issued after the Mayo visited the Nigerian refugees and addressed them, he said that “indeed, 4,477 people including 2,163 men and 2,314 women have taken refuge in the municipality of Pobè for a week. In total, 688 households are affected by this massive displacement of Nigerian citizens in the inter-community clashes between the Peulhs and the Nago in the border area”.
The Mayor reportedly told the Nigerians, “we have learned with sadness and a broken heart what happened. It is an unfortunate situation. As an authority, we have an obligation to come to your aid because you are going through a very difficult time. Houses, granaries of corn and other property went up in smoke. I have already called on the Pobè Social Promotion Center so that the most urgent social measures can be taken to support you. We will do what is necessary to ensure that the state structures and NGOs intervening in situations of this nature come to our support.”.
The Mayor added; “Rest assured, you are our brothers and sisters, you are our parents, you are our friends. So your safety will be assured. This is why the Republican police are already mobilized for you. I led to you this afternoon a delegation of the National Agency of Civil Protection which is an important assistance of the government of Benin”.
Investigation by Saturday Vanguard revealed that about five pregnant women had delivered in their camp in the district of Igana in Pobe.Confirming the report that thousands of Nigerians are in refugee camp in the Republic of Benin, the Mayor of Pobe, Mayor Simon Adébayo Dinan, said 4,477 Nigerians are currently taking refuge in the municipality of Pobe.