Your alliance is Dead on arrival - Biafra Nations League, BNL, tells Buhari, Biya
Biafra Nations League, BNL, a dreaded separatist group in Bakassi Peninsula has vowed never to allow Cameroon enjoy full sovereignty over the region in the Gulf of Guinea. The BNL further stated that they will not spare any ship found disobeying their earlier ban on vessels entering Nigeria or Cameroon through the Peninsula coastal line. The National Leader of BNL, Princewill Chimezie Richard in a statement on Tuesday expressed worry that his men were already loosing patience and might do something that would throw the nation into panic.
He said it was because of comments made by President Mohammadu Buhari and Cameroonean President Paul Biya on Tuesday. BNL accused Buhari and Biya of drawing up plans to fight the separatist groups operating at the borders and in the Gulf of Guinea as contained in the Maroua Agreement between Yakubu Gowon and Ahmodou Ahidjo.
He said Cameroon is afraid of loosing control over Bakassi as a result of the Biafra independence struggle which might lead to insurgency in Bakassi Peninsula, "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 of BNL influence 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".
The National Leader of BNL reminded Paul Biya that unlike IPOB, thy BNL is directly involved in the fight against Cameroon due to their presence in the oil rich Peninsula. BNL had in a separate statement by the Chief of Staff and front line Bakassi Youth Leader, Linus Asuquo Essien threatened to sabotage Cameroon and Nigeria maritime security in Bakassi, which according to BNL will affect the economy and security of both countries.
The group said Militias in Bakassi who are adherent to the BNL would start intercepting vessels and apprehending all crew members onboard like they did in 2016/2017. This is coming amid renewed alliance between the Federal Government and her Cameroon counterpart in Abuja. The Cameroonean President, Paul Biya had through his special envoy commended the Nigerian government for the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB).
However, BNL vowed to deprive Cameroon from enjoying full sovereignty over the Bakassi Peninsula, adding that the group is ready to return Bakassi back to full insurgency.
Recall that in February 2016 unknown Biafra Militants intercepted and captured a merchant ship belonging to Benin Republic in the Peninsula, demanding the release of Kanu, an action which the Nigeria Military threatened to treat the Pro Biafran ship hijackers as criminals and saboteurs.
BNL warned that such actions are likely to reoccur, warning Paul Biya to desist from making the same mistake as his predicessor, Ahmodou Ahidjo.