Bakassi Peninsula; No Cause For Alarm -President Buhari


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari as assured the visiting President Paul Biya of Cameroon that Nigeria would abide by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgment on oil rich Bakassi Peninsula.

Buhari made this known at a joint interactive media session held with President Paul Biya of Cameroon in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said there was no cause for alarm, but added that the Federal Government would react to the maritime issue after a joint committee of Nigeria and Cameroon experts submits its report.

“On this issue, I want to tell the people of Cameroon to keep their mind at peace.
“Nigeria is an internationally respectful and law-abiding nation,’’ Buhari said.

He stated that there was the issue of hydrocarbons in the Bakassi region which was brought to the attention of the International Court of Justice.

He said Nigeria had accepted the judgment, but the technical aspect of the international waters had yet to be fully determined.

Buhari said that an international committee of experts from Nigeria and Cameroon was set up and the country was awaiting the report of that committee.

Credit: NAN