Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bakassi renews agitation for independent nation

5 September 2011

THE people of Bakassi in Cross River State have revisited their clamour for excision from Nigeria and Cameroun.

Their demand comes barely two months after Southern Sudan became the world’s 196th nation state.

After a meeting at the weekend, the people of Greater Calabar Community, comprising all the seven local councils (Bakassi, Akpabuyo, Calabar South, Calabar Municipal, Odukpani, Akamkpa and Biase) in Cross River South Senatorial District, said they preferred to be free from Nigeria and Cameroun as an independent state.

They appealed to United Nations (UN) to conduct a “referendum on Bakassi that would lead to its independence.”

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