FG Plans Military Bases in Bakassi

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by Punch

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There are indications that the Federal Government is concluding arrangements to set up two forward operational bases in Bakassi Local Government Area of Cross River State to check cases of alleged incessant killings, maiming and destruction of properties of Nigerians by the Cameroonian gendarmes.

Commander of the 13th Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Calabar, Brig.-Gen. Okwudili Azinta, who gave the indication on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the state secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, said the two operation bases would be located in Dayspring 1 and Ikang.

No fewer than five Bakassi natives, who resisted forcible eviction from Efut Obot Ikot, a settlement in the ceded peninsula, were allegedly killed on March 7 by Cameroonian military authorities, while 1, 800 displaced persons are currently being camped at Akwa Ikot Edem Primary School in Akpabuyo LGA.

Azinta, however, said from indications, the Navy would establish their base at Dayspring 1 while the Army would have theirs at Ikang.

The Commander said the establishment of these bases would enable the armed forces to have easy and quick access to Nigerians still living in areas close to Cameroon and also deter foreign troops from terrorising them.

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