Cameroon’s displaced thousands fear disenfranchisement
“If you have the polling card, you go and vote, but it’s complicated once you’re there,” said Yagana Adi, 55, who wants to vote in Cameroon’s presidential election on Sunday.
Her identity papers were lost when she fled an attack on her village by Boko Haram jihadists in 2014.
The raid happened in Djakana in Cameroon’s far north near the Nigerian border and forced her to abandon her home along with her 13 children.
“I said to the children that we were leaving, we walked for hours, days, and we arrived in Maroua,” the regional capital, she said.
Two of her daughters did not manage to flee in time and were picked up by jihadists.