UN to Announce New State Carved out of Nigeria, Cameroon on July 10

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The United Nations has completed plans to carve out a new territory from Nigeria and Republic of Cameroon by July 10.

The creation of the new territory to be known as United Nations Organisation(UNO) State of Cameroon may see Nigeria losing 24 local councils, by way of ceding, to the new country.

Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Paul Biya of Cameroon, on the invitation of the then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, had in March 2003 signed documents to cede their disputed territories (Northern and Southern Cameroons) to the proposed UNO new country in West and Central Africa.

According to a report in a national daily, the new state will have a total landmass of 28, 214 square km, with an estimated population of 20 million people.

This was disclosed in a May 26, 2020 letter on the UNO State of Cameroon by Prof. Martins Chia Ateh, the United Nations-appointed workshops coordinator in Cameroon and Nigeria, according to the report.

The report also noted that the recent withdrawal of troops by President Paul Biya from the southern part of the planned UNO State of Cameroon, which was said to have been formally demanded by the former President of the United Nations General Assembly, Ali Treki, on May 20, set the stage for the creation of the new state being spearheaded by the UN.

Quoting the letter, the report said Ateh wrote: “Greetings and thank you very much for the attached list of those who were detained in the Nkambe prison of Cameroon in August 2008.

“It is only now that the soldiers of la Republique du Cameroun are being withdrawn from the southern part of UNO State of Cameroon.”

On UN’s creation of a new country in Africa, Ateh wrote: “I should be getting back to you once the United Nations finishes with an official announcement on the existence of UNO State of Cameroon to the international community.”

Nigeria, particularly in the Northeast region with a decade-long Boko Haram insurgency is sandwiched between its territory and Cameroon, with Bakassi Peninsula and Lake Chad located south and northeast of the UNO State of Cameroon.

The creation of the new country will see Nigeria losing 24 Local government in the North-east alone, comprising 24 local government areas in Borno (five), Adamawa (12) and Taraba (seven) states.

According to the report, the UN workshop coordinator and chairman, steering committee, Ateh, revealed that the councils to be ceded to UNO State of Cameroon, include Bama, Gwoza, Ngala, Kala/Balge, Dikwa, Madagali, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, Mayo/Belwa, Toungo, Ganye, Serti, Hong, Jada, Maiha and Jada councils.

The UN had kept Northern and Southern Cameroons under watch since Obasanjo and Biya signed the documents under the UN treaty before the announcement of the new state.

The UN, according to recent reports, pledged to actualise a new State of Cameroon on July 10, 2020.

Meanwhile, the Secretary-General of UN, Antonio Guterres has commenced the process of sensitisation towards the July 10 date of creating the new state for the Anglophone separatists in Cameroon.

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  1. FROM GOVERNOR OF ADAMAWA STATE, BONI HARUNA (1999-2007) ON THE CURRENT FAKE NEWS ON CEDING OF SOME COUNCILS TO CAMEROUN

    “It is a well crafted Fake News. Some of us are still very much around to say something on this claim. Alhaji Dahiru Bobbo was the Director General of the National Boundary Commission from 1999-2006. He definitely has something say on the news of Nigeria ceding 24 Local Government Areas to be part of a socalled UNO State of Cameroon.

    Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is also one personality that was well placed to say something. As Vice President then, he was the statutory Chairman of the National Boundary Commission. He was in a good position to know if there was anything that was done under his watch to cede 24 Local areas including his own LGA to Cameroon while he was in office as the number two man in the country then. If there was any document that was signed by President Obasanjo and Paul Biya in respect of ceding certain areas between their two countries, it was only with regards to the implementation of the judgement of the International Court of Justice in the Hague on Bakassi and the need to establish the boundaries of the two countries.

    The Adamawa State Government had cause to interface with the office of the DG of the National Boundary Commission then when the area ceded to Nigeria, Burha Vango was to be officially handed over by Cameroon. On 24th September, 2005, the ceremony for the handing over of the ceded area was held in Burha Vango under the watch of members of the United Nations which included Nigeria’s Representative in the International Court of Justice, Prince Bola Ajibola, members of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission which included our own, Alh Dahiru Bobbo, the Governor as representative of Adamawa state and the Governor of that region from Cameroon. It was a colourful ceremony.

    Immediately after the the area was handed over to Nigeria, the National Boundary Commission and the Adamawa State government took steps to provide basic facilities to the people towards ensuring their integration into their new country. This what happened in Adamawa in respect of ceded area. It is also to be recalled that Gwoza in Borno, Madagali, Michika, Maiha, Mubi North, Mubi South, Jada and Ganye in Adamawa, Serti in Taraba were then administered as United Nations Trustees until the 1963 plebiscite when the people elected to remain in Nigeria. It is not on record that people from these areas have ever agitated to renounce their citizenship to join UNO State of Cameroon. We hope this is not politics taken too far and a build up to 2023 to cause confusion in the country.

    Boni Haruna responded to a post from Yakubu Abdullahi Yakubu

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