Cameroon evicts Nigerians from Bakassi

Published: 7/Jul/2017
  • 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.

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.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports, State Succession, Border Changes
Regions: Cameroon
Year: 2017