The Federal Government has expressed concern over the eviction of Nigerians from Cameroon and wondered why Cameroonian Government ignored the tripartite agreement signed between the Nigerian Government, Cameroon and the United States.
Speaking at the Governor’s office on Monday during a courtesy visit on Governor Ben Ayade, the Minister of Interior, Lt Gen Abdulraman Bello Dambauzau rtd said the Federal Government regretted the action of the Cameroonian Government and condemned it.
“Federal Government is actually concerned about the recent eviction of Nigerians in Cameroon and regretted the attitude of Cameroonian Government. It is sad because we did not expect this from them. It is not long the Nigerian Government signed a tripartite agreement among us, (Nigerian Government), Cameroon and the United States over the issues of Bakassi. It is a major concern”.
On why he was in the State, the Minister said he was in the State to proceed to Yala local government area of the State with the view to seeing things by himself on the crisis in Wanikade and Wanihem communities in Ukelle North in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State.
“We are here as Federal Government delegations to visit the crisis area in Yala Local Government Area of the State. Our visit is a fact finding one and Federal Government is so concerned about the crisis especially when it involves lives of women and children as well as property.”
According to him, the Federal Government has expressed her intention to support the state and also to ensure that such crisis and clashes are curtail and prevented.