Abuja - Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has
maintained solidarity with communities displaced by the ceding of the Bakassi
Peninsula to Cameroon.
Chimezie Obuka, leader of the youth pressure group, said,
“We express strong solidarity and sympathize with our people the internally
displaced Bakassi natives whose land, Bakassi Peninsula was ceded to La
Republic du Cameroun (Republic of Cameroon) by Nigeria Government without
He claimed the ceding of the peninsula was a ploy to
frustrate the independence of Biafra.
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Cameroon governs the Bakassi Peninsula following the
transfer of sovereignty from neighbouring Nigeria as a result of a judgment by the
International Court of Justice in 2002.
Obuka spoke against the arrangement.
We extend hand of friendship and cooperation to the people
of former British Southern Cameroon administered alongside Eastern Nigeria
under the National Council for Nigeria and Cameroon whose land La Republic du
Cameroun annexed and subjugated.”
Bakassi inhabitants are mainly the Oron people, the people
of Cross River and Akwa Ibom States of Nigeria.
The population of the region is put at between 150 000 and
- CAJ News