UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, regrets the death of two Cameroonian refugees in Adagom settlement, Ogoja LGA, Cross River State. According to medical sources, the refugees died of poisoning, allegedly after consumption of wild venomous mushrooms. Investigations by the authorities are ongoing. Other two refugees, all belonging to the same household, were also hospitalized. One of them has been already discharged, while the other is still in the hospital and he will be discharged soon.
UNHCR, through its office in Ikom, is working with the authorities and medical team and is assisting the surviving members of the family, as well as the members of the refugee community affected by this tragedy.
Anglophone Cameroonians began fleeing violence in September 2017 and sought refuge in Nigeria's Cross River, Taraba, Benue and Akwa-Ibom states. In total, 21,291 refugees have been registered in the area. Women and children account for 80% of the population.