Reactions have continued to trail the invasion of the camp of suspected militant loyalists of the Biafra Nations League (BnL) by Cameroonian Forces in Bakassi Peninsula.
Authorities in Cameroon have continued to keep mum over the incident which left five soldiers dead.
Cameroon citizens have expressed worry over the increasing insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea arising from activities of the Biafra separatists group in the maritime border towns. Many have took to their social media handles protesting to the Cameroonian authority to intervene, while some have submitted that Biafra extending operations to Cameroonian territory was an act of annexation of Cameroons territory.
Some supporters of BnL in South East Nigeria have also reacted against Cameroon Forces invasion, insisting that the BnL did not extend to Cameroon territory.
Recall that Cameroonian Forces control the area ceded to them by the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The part of the Peninsula controlled by Cameroon includes the area now called Isangele subdivision where members of the Rapid d’intervention Battalion (BIR) stormed to root out the suspected militants linked to the BnL.
National Leader of BnL, Princewill Richards while reacting to the reactions by Cameroonians dismissed allegations that BnL is annexing Cameroons territory.
The BnL had in past refused to recognise Cameroonian ownership of the ceded Bakassi Peninsula.
According to the separatist leader, the area BnL is operating is part of the Eastern region despite Cameroonian Forces control of the waterways.
He said the objective of BnL should not be misunderstood, adding that the struggle for Biafra will be fought in different angles and in all fronts. He warned Cameroonian authority to steer clear of the Biafran movement.