As part of Nigeria’s fulfilment on its part of the agreement reached between the two African countries during the Nigeria-Biafra War (1967-1970), when Cameroun allowed Gowon led-federal government of Nigeria troops, with the backing of British, French, Russia and Egypt, to use the Cameroun borders with Nigeria in Southern and Northern Cameroun, to enter Biafraland, promising to cede the Oil rich Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroun if Nigeria wins the war over Biafrans. Once that granted, Nigeria troops were able to enter Biafraland via Cameroun. This led to the Blockade of Biafra and starvation of an estimated two million Biafran children during the war by Gowon led-federal government of Nigeria. A situation that eventually led to the surrender of Biafra in January 12, 1970.
The Biafra surrender was necessitated by the desire of Ojukwu and his break-away Biafra Republic, to halt the total wiping out of Biafrans with the use of starvation and blockade by Gowon led-federal government of Nigeria.
Unfortunately, Nigeria is now to pay for that decision of Gowon and Obasanjo to sede Nigerian border territories to the Republic of Cameroun reached during the Biafra war.
Today, UN in a bid to settle the long lingering conflicts between French-speaking Republic of Cameroun under President Biya and the Anglo-phone Cameroun rebellion, UN is using the Nigeria’s seceding of the Bakassi Peninsula border territories, reached during the Biafra war between federal government of Nigeria and Cameroun, as a major reason for the creation of the new state of Cameroun to be known as Ambazonia, which includes 24 LGA councils taken from Nigeria’s Northern States of Borno and Adamawa, a zone already devastated by the Boko Haram terrorists’ insurgency. And Nigeria, as it were, has lost forever, its territorial sovereignty of the Oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula to the UN new state of Cameroun – Ambazonians.
Thus, the latest release from the UN headquarters says that,
By July 10 this year, Nigeria may lose 24 local councils, by way of ceding, to a new country to be known as United Nations Organisation (UNO) State of Cameroon at its borders with la Republique du Cameroun.
The Guardian learnt that the withdrawal of his country’s soldiers by President Paul Biya from the southern part of the planned UNO State of Cameroon has set the stage for the creation of the new state being spearheaded by the UN.
The withdrawal of troops by Biya was formally demanded by the former President of the United Nations General Assembly, Ali A. Treki on May 20, 2020. This was disclosed in a May 26, 2020 letter of the UNO State of Cameroon to Prof. Martins Chia Ateh, the United Nations-appointed workshops coordinator in Cameroon and Nigeria.
Ateh said in the letter: “Greetings and thank you very much for the attached list of those who were detained in the Nkambe prison of Cameroon in August 2008.
“It is only now that the soldiers of la Republique du Cameroun are being withdrawn from the southern part of UNO State of Cameroon.” He said it was a good thing Treki kept the records straight.
On UN’s creation of a new country in Africa, Ateh said: “I should be getting back to you once the United Nations finishes with an official announcement on the existence of UNO State of Cameroon to the international community.”
While conceiving the new state, the former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan invited former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and Biya of Cameroon to sign documents respecting their countries’ international boundaries.
It was learnt that Obasanjo and Biya signed the documents in March 2003 to cede their twin territories (Northern and Southern Cameroons) to the proposed UNO new country in West and Central Africa.
The UN, according to recent reports, pledged to actualize a new State of Cameroon on July 10, 2020.
Residents of Southern Cameroon were excited over the merger of their land with Northern Cameroon in Nigeria, comprising 24 local government areas in Borno (five), Adamawa (12) and Taraba (seven) states.
The Guardian learnt that the Southern Cameroon residents have since last year during their agitations to separate tagged the UNO State of Cameroon as “Ambazonia.”
In Nigeria, the new country’s landmass extends from Bakassi Peninsula in Cross River State to Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State in the Lake Chad region.
While responding to ceding five local government areas from Borno State, an aide to Governor Babagana Zulum said: “We’ll study the recent unfolding developments on ceding Bama, Gwoza, Dikwa, Kala/Balge and Ngala councils to the UNO State of Cameroon.
“The state government will also be liaising with federal agencies on how to cede the affected local government areas as Obasanjo and Biya had signed documents with the UN to respect their international boundaries.”
According to the UN workshop coordinator and chairman, steering committee, Ateh, the councils to be ceded to UNO State of Cameroon, include Bama, Gwoza, Ngala, Kala/Balge, Dikwa. Others include Madagali, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, Mayo/Belwa, Toungo, Ganye, Serti, Hong, Jada, Maiha and Jada councils.
It was learnt that before the announcement of the new state, the UN had kept Northern and Southern Cameroons under watch since Obasanjo and Biya signed the documents under the UN treaty.
Meanwhile, the Secretary-General of UN, Antonio Guterres has commenced the process of sensitization towards the July 10 date of creating the new state for the Anglophone separatists in Cameroon.
According to reports, Guterres has continuously reached out to the UNrepresentative in charge of the territories, Ateh to constantly organize sensitisation workshops on the brief history of the UNO State of Cameroon.
The UN is determined and constantly fingered as an interested party in the arrangement to actualize the new state.
The Nigerian government has been urged to carry out an investigation to establish the facts surrounding the ceding of 24 local governments to the UN State of Cameroun to be known as Ambazonia. ….