Ogoja at the mercy of Cameroonian refugees 

By Shina Badmus

The refugee camp in Ogoja Local Government Area of Cross River State which was initially established for four thousand refugees, have been overflooded with no fewer than ten thousand refugees with most of them from Cameroon.

GbaramatuVoice gathered that members of a socio-cultural organisation, National Association of Sea Dogs that visited the camp to donate food items to the refugees, Mr. Hilary Agida, a staff of the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency, were unease with the overcrowded camps.

According to Agida, “There are two refugee camps here in Ogoja, one is in Adagom and the other at Akpakpanga and both camps have been witnessing steady influx of refugees effectively over stretching the facilities here and something must be done to address the situation before we witness a disaster here.

“These people are living without any source of income and we feel it is necessary that we should extend some assistance to them by providing them some food items and provisions for their children.”

“Outside providing a settlement for these people, the UN should intervene and ensure a speedy resolution of the crisis so that these people can take their children home and provide them adequate education.”