Cameroon rounds up and deports 2,500 ‘illegal’ Muslim Nigerians in fight against Boko Haram

Cameroon has ‘rounded up’ and deported more than 2,500 Nigerians in a new security measure against Boko Haram.

International human rights organisations have slammed the Cameroonian authorities for sending the people, who had fled the West African terror group, back into danger.

By deporting the men, women and children who were living in the country illegally, Cameroon hopes to prevent further suicide attacks by Boko Haram insurgents.

The thousands of refugees were removed from the country on Thursday, according to regional newspaper L’Oeil du Sahel, which published a photograph of the mass deportation.