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NBC Denies Ceding Nigerian Villages to Cameroon

The National Boundary Commission (NBC) has denied media reports that it has ceded some communities in Cross River State to Cameroon in the on-going pillar reconstruction exercise along the Nigeria-Cameroon boundary.

Bakassi Region of Cameroon

Bakassi Region of Cameroon

There were reports in recent days that Biajua and Danare communities in Boki Local Government of Cross River State have been ceded to Cameroon in the on-going pillar reconstruction.

The NBC spokesman Toyin Baker in a statement said neither the current nor the previous exercises undertaken by the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission have the effect of ceding any Nigerian community or territory to Cameroon.

He said the current exercise was to clearly demarcate the legally known and accepted boundary between Nigeria and Cameroon in Cross River, Benue and Taraba States.

"The demarcation exercise is aimed at the reconstruction of the boundary pillars, with the Standard Pillars approved by both countries, in accordance with the Anglo-German Boundary Agreement of 1913 as accepted by the International Court of Justice [ICJ] judgment of October 10, 2002 for the benefit of the authorities and local populations," the statement read in part.

 

Daily Trust (Abuja)