BREAKING!! Trouble Looms As Biafra Group Removes Cameroon National Flag From Bakassi Peninsula
The Biafra Nations League (BNL) has removed Cameroon’s national flag from Abana, the former headquarters of the Bakassi Peninsula, now under Cameroon.
BNL, in a statement issued on Tuesday by its Head of Operations, Henry Edet, said, “The action was carried out last night by militias loyal to the group, following threats by BNL to remove billboards bearing the Republic of Cameroon. This is coming a day after the visit of the National Leader of BNL, Princewill Chimezie Richards.”
He also disclosed that it was not possible to hoist the Biafra flag due to sporadic shooting by forces from Cameroon in the area last night.
The group, in a statement, titled, “BNL Brings Down Cameroon National Flag in Bakassi Peninsula,” frowned at the condition of the remnants in the region, insisting that the group will not turn a blind eye to their situation.
The action of BNL comes amidst the Nigerian Navy’s announcement a few days ago of plans to establish two operational bases in Ikang and Dayspring Island in Bakassi.
The move is believed to be due to the growing insecurity in the region.