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Bombings By Biafra Separatists Threaten International Trade At Gulf of Guinea 

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Series of bomb attacks have rocked Bakassi Peninsula threatening business activities in the Gulf of Guinea as the Biafran Rebel Fighters put pressure on the international community to address the issue of the quest for Biafra.

Latest in the attack is the bomb explosion that killed five members of the Rapid d’intervention Battalions (BIR) on October 12 in an ambush by separatist militants Black Marine in Abana, Bakassi Peninsula.

It was reported that the militant group alleged to be an armed wing of Biafra Nations League (BnL), in an attempt to dislodge Cameroonian Forces and retake control of the residential quarters of oil workers planted explosives in the arena close to the checkpoint in Abana on Thursday.

Top sources said the Black Marine militants were on standby chasing people away from the area until they fled when the military arrived and caught by the explosion, killing five soldiers.

On October 11, another Biafran militant group, Dragon Fighter Marine blew an oil pipeline in Akwa Ibom state.

Sources close to the group said that an explosion was heard  at about 3pm on Wednesday at Uyenge in Mbo Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom State destroying the pipe in the area is near the Bakassi Peninsula.

The militant group is believed to have a base in Mbo LGA and have been carrying occasional deadly attacks on the Cameroon Gendarms .

Dragon Fighter Marine is another dreaded militant group different from the Black Marine and they are believed to be an armed wing of the BnL, all working with the Finland based separatist leader, Simon Ekpa.

When contacted to comment on the October 11 incident, the Leader of the BnL, Princewill Chimezie Richards said, “I don’t know, but I believe is part of the effort to get international attention on the quest for Biafra”.

For about four weeks running, intermittent attacks  by the  Biafra separatists have disrupted activities in the peninsula as on September 11, the separatist group was dislodged in Abana by the Cameroon’s BIR. September 22, they carried out a repraisal attack and seven Cameroon soldiers were allegedly killed by a suicide bomber. September 26, there was yet another attack as the Biafra militants were reported to have beheaded three Cameroon Gendarmes in Isangale subdivision of Bakassi. Then on September 28, explosion was said to have killed five soldiers of the Joint Border Forces of Nigeria and Cameroon near Ikang waterways in Bakassi Peninsula.

On September 30 there was yet another attack and two persons were injured following clashes between the Marine Police and separatist militants Dragon Marine engaging in in heavy shootout near the maritime border of Bakassi Peninsula.

It was gathered that the Marine Police were escorting a foreign vessel when the militants attempted to intercept them.

Leader of the BnL,  had few days ago said that they were okay with the attacks so long as it targeted their enemies as he hailed the activities of Dragon Fighter Marine and the Black Marine for the defense of the Eastern end of the Gulf of Guinea in Bakassi Peninsula.

Richards in a press statement recently said it has been his prayers that strong forces will rise to chase external forces away from the Bakassi Peninsula, the operational base of the BnL.

Meanwhile, authorities in Cameroon have declared the  Operational Coordinator of BnL, Henry Edet wanted following these reoccurring attacks .

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