by crossriverwatch admin
No fewer than five hundred sea pirates are currently enjoying their illegal camping in the ceded part of the Bakassi peninsula.
Governor Godswill Akpabio stated this in Uyo when the Chief of Training and Operations at the Defence Headquarters, Abuja, Major-General Peter Isang paid a courtesy visit in his office.
The governor tasked the nation’s military organization to rise to the challenge of contending the activities of sea pirates at Bakassi Peninsula bordering Nigeria and Cameroon.
He said Eastern Obolo and Ikot Abasi may be known for crude oil theft, but the main problem is in Bakassi which has been handed over to Cameroon.
He stressed that the situation is a major problem and a major threat to Nigeria Security and her economic prosperity.
The Governor alleged that Cameroon seem to have abandoned the place for over 500 pirates who now have their camp in Bakassi and continue to terrorize business activities along the Nigerian territorial waters.
“Recently, one of our paramount rulers was kidnapped and he was taken there and he saw it with his eyes.
“We can’t strike, We can’t go there, it is left for you the military with all the intelligence supplied to you to find solution to the problem .
“The JTF and Nigerian Navy is working hard but they have challenges. They need boats and as a State Government, we will do our best” He assured.
Major-General Isang who said he was in the State as part of the inspection tour of troops and their combat readiness within the region, noted that ensuring peace in the State is the concern of the force.
He said the Defence headquarters had gotten report about Eastern Obolo and Ibaka that there are some militant camps and there have been a bit of insecurity in that place.
“We have decided to access it so that we can take report and decision which will be taken on how to handle such a
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