People of Bakassi may become stateless soon – UNHCR

Published: 5/Oct/2016
Source: The Daily Trust (Abuja)

Persons living in Bakassi, a peninsula on the Gulf of Guinea, may become stateless soon, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Angele Dikongue-Atangana has warned.

While speaking with the media after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Parliament of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to jointly resolve all issues relating to Internal displacement and Statelessness in the West African sub-region in Abuja on Wednesday, she said the people living in the Bakassi area may not be able to prove a link with either Nigeria or Cameroon in the nearest future.

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Themes: State Succession, Border Changes, Statelessness
Regions: Nigeria
Year: 2016