Bakassi Strike Force
• Women barricade road over alleged relocation of market Former Bakassi Strike Force (BSF) militants, yesterday, barricaded gates leading to the Cross River State Governor’s Office, demanding full implementation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Federal Government, Cross River and Akwa Ibom States. At about 8:00 a.m., the militants, mostly in black…
7 Feb 2021
EX-Militants of the defunct Bakassi Strike Force (BSF) have called on Federal Government to absorb them into its ongoing amnesty programme.
26 Jan 2021
The European Union (EU), Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment (LITE) Africa have destroyed 5, 770 arms, ammunition and other dangerous weapons in Calabar, Cross River State.
26 Jan 2021
Former Cross River State repertoire on militants, Etubom Bassey Ndem, yesterday, canvassed joint patrol of the Gulf of Guinea by West African countries due to rising crimes in the area.
4 Dec 2020
Cross River State Governor, Benedict Ayade, has unveiled Operation Akpakwu to checkmate kidnapping and banditry in the state, and charged the Federal Government to include the Bakassi Strike Force (BSF) ex-militants in the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP).
5 May 2020
• Cross River govt threatens to prosecute civil servants flouting order on COVID-19 A fresh cults clash has claimed no fewer than six suspected members of two cult groups in Calabar. The face-off started on Saturday after the burial of Ene Akabom, a suspected former member of the dreaded Bakassi Strike Force, who was also…
19 Apr 2020
Nigeria lost the Bakassi Peninsular to Cameroun at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2002, and as a result of the implementation of the subsequent 2006 Green Tree Agreement (GTA), it pulled out of the peninsular.
17 Jan 2020
Former leader of a militant group known as Bakassi Strike Force (BSF), Benjamin Ene (a.k.a. Simply), and 89 others have been appointed as special advisers to Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade.
28 May 2019
Agitations and insurgency may resume in Cross River State, as the amnesty promised the former Bakassi Strike Force (BSF) members by government is yet to take off.
30 Dec 2018
With the laying down of arms and acceptance of a Cross River State government–brokered amnesty programme by the dreaded Bakassi Strike Force (BSF), led by Benjamin Ene...
18 Dec 2018
Determined to ensure peace and safety along the state’s creeks and waterways, Cross River Governor, Prof Ben Ayade, yesterday granted amnesty to the dreaded Bakassi Strike Force.
3 Jun 2017
Despite pressures being mounted on the Federal Government over the offering of amnesty to militants of the Bakassi Strike Force (BSF), they still hold sway in the Gulf of Guinea...