Biafra Nations League (BNL) a separatist group in Bakassi Peninsula has vowed to begin militancy operations in the region in response to comments made by the President of Cameroon, Paul Biya.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday met Paul Biya at the presidential villa.
Biya had through his special envoy commended the Nigerian government for the rearrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Reacting in a statement by the National Leader of BNL, Princewill Chimezie Richard and Chief of Staff, Linus Asuquo Essien, BNL vowed to attack any ship entering Nigeria or Cameroon through the Bakassi Peninsula coastal line.
The group said it was angered by comments made by President Buhari and Paul Biya during the meeting.
“[Our] militias in Bakassi will start intercepting vessels and apprehending all crew members onboard like we did in 2016/2017.
“We’ll deprive Cameroon from enjoying full sovereignty over the Bakassi Peninsula, [we are] ready to return Bakassi back to full insurgency,” the group said.
BNL warned Cameron President to desist from making the same mistake as former Cameroon leader Ahmodou Ahidjo.
According to the Biafra group, Buhari and Biya have perfected plans to attack separatist groups operating at the borders and in the Gulf of Guinea as contained in the Maroua agreement between Yakubu Gowon and Ahmodou Ahidjo.
“Cameroon is afraid of losing control over Bakassi as a result of the Biafra independence struggle which might lead to insurgency in the Bakassi Peninsula,” the Biafra group said.
“They want to renew their alliance under the Maroua Agreement, they want to gang up against us, but this time they have failed.
“Our members and supporters in Bakassi and other areas are getting angry, those in Bakassi are already making moves to return to the creeks and show this government pepper.
“They are playing with fire, they should be ready to arrest all of us because nothing has changed since the arrest of Kanu”.