Niger sets goal of returning 130,000 Nigerian refugees by year-end

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Niger and the authorities of Borno successful neighbouring Nigeria person struck a woody for the instrumentality this twelvemonth of much than 130,000 Nigerian refugees, Niger's president Mohamed Bazoum said Friday.

"We person acceptable a deadline of the period of November-December for each the refugees from Nigeria who are successful the Diffa portion (of southeast Niger) to instrumentality home, it's much than 130,000 people," Bazoum told reporters connected the sidelines of a G5 Sahel acme successful Paris.

Niger hosts tens of thousands of radical who person fled from northeast Nigeria, wherever Boko Haram Islamists launched a bloody run a twelve years ago.

Borno has borne the brunt of the conflict, which has killed astir 40,000 radical and displaced much than 2 million.

Its authorities are already trying, with constricted success, to promote internally-displaced radical successful Borno to instrumentality to their homes.

NIger is besides warring jihadist incursions connected 2 fronts - connected its occidental borderline with Mali and successful its southeastern borderline with Nigeria, successful the immense Lake Chad area.

The Diffa portion is location to 300,000 Nigerian refugees and displaced people, according to the UN.

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