Is no Longer story that over 5,000 Yorubas from Nigeria, who are displaced by Fulani herdsmen, have taken refugee at Beninese villages in Pobè, a border commune located about 100 km from Cotonou.
The Nigerian refugees are made up of 2,263 men and 2,414 women,
They have taken refuge in the commune of Pobè in the past one week, PANA has reported.
“A total of 698 households are affected by this massive displacement of Nigerian citizens after the inter-community clashes between the Fulani herdsmen and the Yoruba in the border area,” according to a publication of the communal communication unit.
Addressing them, when they arrived at the venue, Welcomed in the Igana district, they have been visited by the political and administrative authorities who reassured them of the arrangements made for their safety and to offer them better-living conditions.
“I can assure you, you are our brothers and sisters, you are our parents, you are our friends. So your safety will be assured. They provided them mobilized police for them,” said the mayor of Pobè, Adebayo Simon Dina.
The National Civil Protection Agency, the Beninese Agency for Integrated Border Management, the World Food Programme, UN Children’s Fund, Care Benin-Togo, the Police, Departmental Directorates of Health and Social Affairs, are some of the organisations that have already visited the displaced persons. recently Punch Nigeria visited them in the video below.