by crossriverwatch admin
Members of the Cross River State House of Assembly say they will not allow an inch of the state’s territory to be ceded to Cameroon.
This formed part of the resolution reached at the floor of the House on Wednesday after a motion raised by member representing Boki 1 in the State House of Assembly.
Ernest Eki drew the attention of the House to the alleged ongoing boundary adjustment in his constituency as well as many other communities across the state.
In an attempt to guard against a repeat of what happened in the Bakassi boundary dispute, the House members questioned the arrival of the United Nations Mixed Commission who arrived in the state without any government official.
In Boki Local Government Area, tension arose as indigenes took to the streets protesting the presence of the United Nations boundary adjustment team in the state.
The Boki area is said to have huge carbon credit which could be found in the forest and there are also allegations that the government of Cameroon is after the area because of the natural resource.
The cry for swift action by the Federal Government is coming from all quarters.
During the plenary, the Speaker of the House, Larry Odey, called on the Federal Government to take urgent steps toward addressing the ugly situation to prevent the state from losing more communities and one of her rich natural endowments.
The people of Boki Local Government Area are also asking the government not to overlook this situation, as the thick forest had been for 800 years, their pride, their home and their source of livelihood.
The ongoing exercise has put over 20 villages in the state, including the part of the famous Obudu Ranch Resort, under threat of being ceded to Cameroon if a proactive measure is not taken by government.
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