Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on February 6, 2018
U.S. Government has condemned the attitude of Nigerian and Cameroonian authorities towards the forty seven Anglophone detainees who were repatriated to Cameroon from Nigeria.
A statement by the U.S. Department of State, signed by Department Spokesperson, Heather Nauert, noted that Nigeria and Cameroon have violated the rights of the detainees by forcibly repatriating them to their countries of origin.
It however, urged both countries to respect the human rights of the detainees and follow due process in handling their matter, while urging them to refrain from embarking on forceful repatriation of asylum-seekers.
The U.S. condemned the ongoing violence in Cameroon’s Anglophone regions, including the murder of two Cameroonian gendarmes in the North West Region village of Mbingo.