Anxiety level has risen in Cross River as the United Nations joint commission demarcates boundary between Nigeria and Cameroon.
Cameroon, which is Nigeria’s neighbour alongside officials from the United Nations is already carrying out the demarcation of her border with Nigeria and in the process, carving the villages as part of her territory. Interestingly, one of the towns involved just so happened to be one of Nigeria’s most beautiful tourist centers; Obudu Ranch Resort. Other towns include Boki, Ikom and Obanlikwu.
These facts were also contained in a petition submitted to the Cross River State Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, signed by leaders of the four Nigerian villages living along the country’s border with Cameroon. This has risen the panic level of the people of Cross River state who are afraid of losing their towns especially the Obudu Ranch Resort.
The Village Head of Danare Community, Chief Kekong Mbia was among the petitioners and he confirmed the development in an interview with newsmen in Danare.
Mbia further said that the team which was currently carrying out the demarcation exercise has no official from either the Federal or Cross River State government.
According to him, the team had allegedly shifted some of the 1913 Anglo-German beacons to Christian Ita, he said
“‘Cross River State has not lost any community. There is no cause for alarm as the state government is at the top of the situation. The boundary demarcation committee is still working.”