March 18, 2019

Cross River land under contention with Cameroun

Cross River land under contention with Cameroun

Speaker of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Mr. John Gaul-Lebo, has said the state will resist any boundary adjustment in favour of Cameroun.

The United Nations Nigeria/Cameroun Mixed Commission had during its visit to Bashua and Danare in the Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State in January 2014, readjusted new boundaries covering 25 kilometres – following the inability to trace two key boundary posts (pillars 113A and 114A) that were erected in 1913.

The action sparked off a protest from the leaders of the communities, who alleged that no fewer than 20 Nigerian communities could be ceded to Cameroun if the boundary posts of the 25-kilometre land mass were not found.

However, as the mixed commission prepares to visit the disputed area again, the Speaker said steps would be taken to resist any adjustment that would alter the boundary of the state in favour of Cameroun. Read more


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