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Monday, 10 July 2017

Federal Government summons Cameroonian ambassador over recent killings of Bakassi people

Cameroon’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Abbas Salahedine has been summoned by the Nigerian Foreign Affairs Ministry to give explanations on the report of maltreatment and killings of Nigerians in the Bakassi Peninsula by Cameroonian Gendarmes.

A statement by the Ministry’s Acting Spokesperson, Mrs Jane Adams, expressed dismay on the incident said to have been occasioned by alleged non-payment of taxes on fishing activities. 

The statement reads,  'the ministry has instructed the Nigerian Missions in Yaounde and Buea, to investigate the report with a view to confirming their veracity and inform Headquarters immediately. The ministry appeals to the Cameroonian authorities to exercise their duty of care and protection over the people of Bakassi, including other Nigerian citizens in the area”

News reports on Friday claimed that at least 97 Nigerians were killed as Cameroon Gendarmes allegedly attacked residents of Bakassi over failure to pay a N100,000 boat levy.

The killing and sacking of Nigerians in former Bakassi is believed to be a violation of the 2005 Green Tree Agreement (GTA) by the Nigeria-Cameroon Mixed Commission.  The Agreement stipulated that the Bakassi returnees must be properly resettled to their natural habitat so that they can have a meaningful living. The GTA also states that Nigerians who choose to remain in Cameroon can do so without any molestation. 


  • At 10 July 2017 at 07:14 , Blogger Alloy Chikezie said...

    Nigeria government will be Pretending like they care about their citizens.

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  • At 10 July 2017 at 07:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This mayhem is as a result of Obasanjo's myopic vision coupled with gargantuan greed. How can a peace loving people of Nigeria be uprooted from their ancestral homelands and sold out by Obj on a platter of gold to Cameroon in this day and age? Speaking of injustice by Obj and his cronies, here is a prime example of lives lost both physically and psychologically on all fronts bcos of a narcissistic and demented sociopath, called Obasanjo. May God Amighty answer the cries of the children & women/families of Bakassi. QED@atm

  • At 10 July 2017 at 08:58 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    And they didn't summon the northern government for fulani herdsman activity?
    Stupid zoological republic

  • At 10 July 2017 at 11:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Story is not true, Cameroon Gendarmes have long been replace with BIR (Rapid Intervention Battalion). So where did they see the gendarmes to attacked them.


  • At 10 July 2017 at 12:28 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Are BIR not Cameroonians?


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