As many as 1,000 people returned from Cameroon to camps in Bama local government area between 21 and 28 March.

More than 2,000 people were displaced as a result of the arrival of armed forces and subsequent military operations between 22 and 29 March.

More than 600 people fled Gumsuri ward in Damboa on 31 March for several camps in Damboa after an attack in Dolo / Malimeri community in Kaye village (IOM, 4 April 2017). In this attack, Boko Haram killed three people, abducted scores of others and burned down the whole village (Sahara Reporters, 1 April 2017).

Three IDPs were killed and several others displaced again when a fire broke out at Kuya camp in Monguno on 31 March, destroying several makeshift shelters (IOM, 4 April 2017). 

About 120 people arrived at Ngala camp between 31 March and 4 April, the majority of whom were from Fotokol in Cameroon and Rann in Nigeria (IOM, 4 April 2017).