Anidy Esiet, Calabar
At least five soldiers guarding oil workers quarters in Bakassi Peninsula In Cameroon are feared dead following an attack by suspected loyalists of Biafra separatists group.
An eyewitness account said the incident happened around 8am on June 16 in Abana, Bakassi Peninsula which also left three oil workers injured.
The eyewitness account further said the militants numbering five were on white garment during the attack that sent residents of the area scampering for safety .
This attack may not be unconnected with the Biafrans repeated calls for a separate state of Biafra and for the Nigeria government to release Nnamdi Kanu, leader of indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB).
The Biafra Nations League,(BnL), Princewill Richards had on May 6 issued a two week ultimatum warning that they will not be peace in Bakassi, a peninsula controlled by both Nigeria and Cameroon, and both countries should to stop drilling of oil.
Commenting on the yesterday’s attack, Richard said his group had warned that “there may not be peace if they don’t listen to us because we have a lot of followers both among militants and civilians and I know what they can do.
“We want peace, let them make peace, they know our demands.
We will send people to go and talk to the boys. We know how to engage them , so far they said they are on our side.