A recent report released by Sahara Reporters revealed that a pro- Biafra group, the Biafra Nations League (BNL) has ordered the closure of the borders between Nigeria and South Cameroon in solidarity with the besieged leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
This comes ahead of Nnamdi Kanu’ s trial that scheduled to resume on Thursday, 21 October.
According to the Biafra Nations League (BNL) Leader, Princewill Richards said the shutdown will commence on Tuesday, October 19 and end on Friday, October 22.
He further stated that It is expected to affect the borders between southern Cameroon and Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Bakassi Peninsula.
The group instructed its members to close the borders and the Gulf of Guinea, prevent ships from moving to Nigeria through the Bakassi Peninsula for four days From 19th October to 22nd October in solidarity with the courtroom trial of Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Richards who disclosed that the Biafra Nations League (BNL) discussed with certain Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) hierarchy, declared that the decision was made following an emergency meeting in Abana, the former headquarters of Bakassi Peninsula.
He further revealed that Nations League (BNL) is taking steps to shut down all oil companies in the Peninsula who are paying taxes to Nigeria and Cameroonian governments against corporate instructions to stop paying taxes to the two governments.
It, however, condemned both countries’ position on secession, calling it unacceptable.
Suspected Nations League (BNL) members had in some cases destroyed property belonging to the Cameroonian authorities, including the lowering of the country’ s national flag in the region a few weeks ago.
Based on reports from Cameroon, the Nations League (BNL) militias have taken over the territory, that was denied by the Government of Cameroon.
Richards further stated that there wouldn’ t be a place for peace as long as the governments of Nigeria and Cameroon stand together against Biafra.
In his words, he said, ” We warn that should the federal government continue to use the military against the Biafra agitators in the South East, we will shut down all borders. It is not a threat, but a warning. We’ ve given an earlier warning so that nobody will blame us for our actions. ”
Nations League (BNL) admitted to being responsible for cross- border activities and smuggling into the south of Cameroon, that helped the Ambazonia separatists in the struggle against Cameroon.
He pointed out that all groups in the south of Cameroon are counting on their help in spite of the denial of the alliance by some of their leaders in Cameroon.
Nations League (BNL) also affirms that it maintains direct ties with the separatists of southern Cameroon. The group’ s members come primarily from border towns and the Bakassi Peninsula.