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Tension Brews in Bakassi As Biafra Separatists Plan Counter Offensive


Tension is brewing in the Bakassi Peninsula region of the Gulf of Guinea as the  Black Marines are said to be  regrouping for a counter offensive.

Recall that two weeks ago, the Joint Border Forces of Nigeria and Cameroon’s Rapid d’intervention Battalions (BIR) had in a tensed gun battle that lasted for days, sacked the pro Biafra militant wing, the Black Marines, said to be working for the Biafra Nations League, (BnL) in the Gulf of Guinea.

The BIR had recaptured the oil firm quarters, blocking all entering points in Isangele subdivision, Idabato subdivision and Kumbo Abedimo subdivision, part of areas the BnL claim as part of Biafran territory.

Consequently, Nigeria and Cameroon are said to have resumed drilling at the maritime border of Bakassi Peninsular and vessels are gradually entering.

Top sources said the militants are regrouping at Uyenge, in Mbo Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa bom state and Isangele, in Idabato subdivisions of Bakassi Peninsular.

Meanwhile the joint forces are said to be on high alert following the recapture of areas in Bakassi and reports of an alleged planned counter offensive by the Black Marines.

The BnL for quite sometime now has been holding sway in the Peninsular in protest against the occupation of the area by Cameroon and the continued detention of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi kanu  by the Nigerian government.

In a reaction, the National Leader of the BnL, Princewill Chimezie Richards in a chat with Pillar Today said, “the Black Marines were not chased away. They only retreated, there is an adage that says he who fights and run away lives to fight another day”.


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