80 arrested in Cross River as hoodlums sack 1,000 Bakassi returnees
The police have arrested no fewer than 80 people in Cross River State over alleged looting and vandalisation of government and private property. In a telephone interview with reporters in Calabar, yesterday, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Abdulkadir Jimoh, said the suspects invaded homes and offices, including that of a National Assembly member, carting away…
Bakassi seeks return of 76 oil wells, rehabilitation of ex-militants
Bakassi people have sought return of the 76 oil wells ceded to Akwa Ibom State or be adequately compensated.
Paramount Ruler of Bakassi tells FG, international community to answer the unanswered Bakassi questions
Paramount Ruler of Bakassi has called on the international community and the Federal Government to provide an answer to the many unanswered questions of Bakassi since losing the territory to Cameroon at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 2002.
Ex-militants storm Calabar, vow to return to creeks
Former militants from Bakassi Local Council of Cross River State yesterday stormed Calabar in buses and motorcycles on their way to the governor’s office to protest alleged abandonment by Governor Ben Ayade.
Ayade pays N200m compensations to Bakassi indigenes for deep seaport
After four years of site cleaning and dredging, the Cross River State Government has announced payment of N200m as compensation to Bakassi indigenes.
Borno: NAF destroys insurgents’ hideouts in Gobara, Bakassi
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed terrorists’ hideouts and killed some fighters at Gobara and Bakassi in Borno. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja, added that the operation was…
In Bakassi… Joel Benson’s harrowing tales from IDP camp
Since the rise of insurgency in northeast, millions of Nigerians have been displaced from their homes. Bakassi IDP Camp is one of the most populated IDP Camps in the region...
Ndoma-Egba apologises over loss of Bakassi
Former Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, has apologised to Cross River State indigenes and Nigerians in general, for the loss of Bakassi...
Restructure now or we split, Bakassi people tell government
The people of Bakassi have said that they may split from Nigeria if the restructuring of the country that is expected to address their predicaments and other issues in the South-South are treated with kid gloves.
Woman dies at Bakassi IDP camp in childbirth
The Internally-Displaced Persons (IDP) camp of Bakassi returnees at Government Secondary School, Akwa Ikot Eyo Edem, Akpabuyo Local Council of Cross River State, has recorded its first infant maternal death. The victim is Mrs. Eno Asuquo Etim, who died during childbirth at the weekend but the baby, a boy, is alive. The Camp Leader, Mr.…