A group in the Niger Delta region, Bakassi Strike Force (BSF), has expressed the desire to lay down their arms if the Federal Government addressed their concerns. A leader of the group, Mr Simply Benjamin, aka ‘Humble Lion G1’ made the call in a telephone interview in Yenagoa on Tuesday.
Benjamin said that the group was not out to vandalise national assets but for the wellbeing of his people who resided in Bakassi, now ceded to Cameroon. The leader, who spoke from his camp in the creeks of southern Cross River, said that unlike other militant groups, it had no record of oil installation destruction or molestation of the citizens.
He said that in spite of offering to work with the government to address the concerns of the Bakassi returnees, the military had been on his trail and disrupting residents near his camp. “The BSF has been agitating against the poor implementation of the Greentree Agreement after ceding Bakassi to Cameroon, leaving Nigerians resident in the peninsular without proper resettlement. Read more