Tag Archives: Ita giwa

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Investigation….BAKASSI: Tales of death, horror and a future uncertain

The voices they tried to silence The military personnel that stormed Anasa Beach in the course of our work had questioned whether there were any Bakassi returnees at the beach, insisting our real motives were hidden. They had essentially accused us of using claims of investigating the Bakassi resettlement issue as guise for a possibly sinister […]

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Investigation… BAKASSI: From citizens to foreigners; from land owners to settlers

Revisiting the long, complicated history and its many fallouts If anything, the episode of the reported killing Nigerian fishermen, the passions it inflamed, and the debate it provoked, accentuated a bitter history of lengthy territorial scramble between both countries, which though received legal resolution over a decade and a half ago, and subsequent political resolution, […]

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Investigation…. OUT IN THE COLD: Ejected abroad, abandoned at home- The Bakassi story

Reawakening the ghosts of a bitter dispute In July, reports of the killing of ninety-seven Nigerian fishermen in the Bakassi Peninsula sent shockwaves across Nigeria and the international community, awaking fears that relations between both countries were set to degenerate, leading to a major international dispute. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and President Paul […]

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