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Bakassi,… Day The Displaced Natives Wept For Ayade, Returned Home With Oil Of Gladness

After almost a decade since they were displaced from their ancestral homes, indigenes of Bakassi in Cross River state have not lived a meaningful existence. They have lived a life of deprivation, with little genuine efforts on the part of the federal government to resettle them permanently. Since August 2008 when the oil-rich Bakassi peninsula was ceded to Cameroon during the administration of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, it has been one sorry tale after another for the displaced people. Nine years and ten months on, they still live in camps in spite of assurances from various agencies of government and international agencies that their plight will be

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