Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial: Pro-Biafra group shuts Cameroon borders -GCFRNG

Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial: Pro-Biafra group shuts Cameroon borders -GCFRNG

A Pro-Biafra group, the Biafra League of Nations, BNL, has ordered the closure of the borders between Nigeria and southern Cameroon, in solidarity with the judgment of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu el October 21.

The group in a statement from its national leader, Princewill Richards, said the shutdown begins October 19-22, along with its areas of operation, mainly on the Cameroonian borders of Cross River, Akwa Ibom and the Bakassi Peninsula.

It ordered its members to close the borders and the Gulf of Guinea, banning the movement of ships to Nigeria through the Bakassi Peninsula from October 19-22 in solidarity with the Nnamdi Kanu court trial on Thursday.

Richards, who revealed that BNL speaks in talks with some IPOB hierarchy, said the decision was made after an emergency meeting in Abana, the former headquarters on the Bakassi peninsula.

In addition, he revealed that BNL is taking steps to shut down oil companies on the Peninsula that are paying taxes to the Nigerian and Cameroonian governments against directives issued by the companies to stop sending taxes to the Nigerian and Cameroonian governments, insisting that the alliance of both countries against the separatists is unacceptable and must be followed accordingly.

Recall that alleged BNL members had on a few occasions destroyed properties belonging to the Cameroonian authority, including the downing of the Cameroonian national flag in the region a few weeks ago.

In Cameroon, BNL militias reportedly took control of the territory, which the Cameroon government denied.

However, Richards said there will be no room for peace as long as the Nigerian and Cameroonian governments are in an alliance against Biafra.

“We warn that if the federal government continues to use the army against the Biafra rioters in the southeast, we will close all borders. It is not a threat, but a warning. We have given an earlier warning so that no one blames us for our actions, “Richards said.

BNL admitted that it was responsible for cross-border activities and smuggling into southern Cameroon, which has assisted the Ambazonia separatists in the fight against Cameroon.

He said that all groups in southern Cameroon depend on his help despite the denial of the alliance by some of their leaders.

The Biafran League of Nations is a movement that claims to have direct ties to the separatists in southern Cameroon. Members of the group are mainly from border towns and the Bakassi Peninsula.

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