Friday, 12 April 2013

Bakassi: FG Promises To Respond To Attacks On Nigerians By Camerounian


Abuja — The Federal Government has promised to take appropriate action against attacks on Nigerians resident in Bakassi by the Camerounian gendarmes.

Speaking with State House correspondents, in Abuja, after the meeting of the Presidential Committee on the plight of the Displaced Bakassi People, the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, said government was studying reports on the attack and would take appropriate action.

”As a good player on the international scene, Nigeria has subscribed to the Green Tree Agreement and on our own part we will continue to abide by the provisions of the agreement.

“For one reason or the other, resulting from skirmishes here and there, the Camerounian Gendarmes have attacked some innocent Nigerians.

”That report, is being presented to government and the Nigerian government will take appropriate action to redress the situation,” he said.

Comrade Moro called on the people of Bakassi to remain calm as government was determined to ensure that they are not left to their fate as government was taking every step to ensure their safety in the peninsula.

On the activities of the Presidential Committee on the Displaced Bakassi People, the minister said an interim progress  report has been presented  to the Vice President with a promise that the final report would be ready soon.

He assured that the Displaced Bakassi people would find succor in the recommendations of the Committee, which would be implemented by the Federal Government.

“I think at the moment we should not be attempting to segment solutions. The present crisis that we find in Bakassi, is a Nigerian crisis and Nigerian Government is taking every step in conjunction with State Governments to address the situation.

“So, the right thing to do is to look up to decision of government as to what to do with the Bakassi people, because the Bakassi people are Nigerians.”

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