Bakassi Returnees Demand New Home In Dayspring Island

Bakassi Returnees Demand New Home In Dayspring Island

The displaced people of Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State are demanding from the Presidential Committee on the Plight of Bakassi a resettlement at Dayspring Island as a compensation for the loss of their ancestral home to the Republic of Cameroon.

The Bakassi Returnees bared their minds at a people’s centered interactive forum in Calabar, Cross River State, to profer lasting solutions to their plights which has lingered for over 10 years.

In 2002, the International Court of Justice had in its ruling, ordered that Bakassi Peninsula be taken over by Republic of Cameroon.

Over ten years down Memory lane, the Jonathan-led administration has instituted a committee, led by the Acting Governor of Cross River State, Efiok Cobham, alongside other members to look into their plight and report back by the end of February.

The leaders and members of the community are now requesting for a permanent home, well developed with infrastructures where they would have no political, cultural, social or economic dispute.

As the Presidential Committee sets to begin its work, the displaced Bakassi returnees are hopeful that justice will be meted on them.


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