Cameroon evicts Nigerians from Bakassi

Cameroon evicts Nigerians from Bakassi

- Cameroonian authorities evict Bakassi indigenes from the oil rich peninsula over failure to pay taxes

- The Bakassi indigenes accuse the Cameroonian government of violating the agreements reached for ceding their ancestral home

- The indigenes call on the international community to intervene and address the lingering issues regarding their permanent resettlement as agreed by relevant bodies

Many Bakassi indigenes are feared to have died after hundreds of them were chased out of the oil rich peninsula by Cameroonian authorities.

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The Bakassi indigenes who were evicted from the country were among those who chose to remain in Old Bakassi after the International Court of Justice ceded the oil-rich peninsula to Cameroon in 2002, Channels TV reports.

The indigenes who arrived Ikang local government area of cross River state at midnight on Wednesday, July 5, narrated that they were evicted for their inability to pay a tax levy of N100,000 imposed on them by the Cameroonian government.

According to them, their refusal to pay the huge tax imposed on them, resulted in a faceoff which led to the death of many of them before they were chased.

The indigenes accused the Cameroonian government of violating of the agreements reached for ceding their ancestral home.

They called on the International Community to intervene and address the lingering issues regarding their permanent resettlement as agreed by relevant bodies.

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The fate of indigenes of Bakassi has remained uncertain since the ICJ ceded the peninsula to Cameroon.

Meanwhile, Senator Florence Ita-Giwa is not happy with her people in Cross River state especially the governor of the state Ayade, and she has vowed to relocate all her investments from the state.

The prolific female politician popularly known as Mama Bakassi also stated that her life is in danger.

She also named the person that should be held responsible peradventure anything happened to her as the state governor whom she said sent her messages threatening her.

Ita-Giwa told NAIJ.com that: “If anything happen to me Governor Ayade should be held responsible for the text he sent to me.

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