Monday, 6 November 2017

Declaration of Independence of Ambazonia Caused Influx of Refugees- Nigerian Refugee Commission ...GC Visits

Chairman, Ikom LGA
The Nigerian Government has pledged total protection of Southern Cameroons refugees as thousands of them continue to flee to safety. 

The Chairman of the Ikom Local Government Area made the pledge on November 2 2017 when the country's Federal Commission for refugees was flagging off the distribution of food and non-food items and relief materials to the displaced persons.

Mr Julius Adie said in as much as Nigeria would protect all the refugees, by providing care and support, he urged the African Union and other international organisations to help resolve the crisis in Cameroon.
Ambazonia Independence Caused Influx of refugees- Mr Imosan
Also speaking on the protection of the Southern Cameroons Refugees, the Director General of the Nigerian Cross Rivers 

State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, John Inaku, warned against rape of any of the refugees, promising severe sanctions.  'Security forces should not smile at any acts of attempted rape, ' he warned.

Declaration of Independence of Ambazonia Caused Influx of Refugees 

Mr Imosan E. Imosan, who spoke for the honorable federal Commissioner of the Nigerian National Commission for Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced persons, NCRMIDP, which provided the relief and support, said the declaration of the independence of the Republic of Ambazonia, caused the mass movement of refugees into the country Nigeria.

First SC recipient 
"The attention of the Nigeria was drawn to the symbolic declaration of a sovereign state and independence of Ambazonia by the Anglophone Cameroonians, through hoisting of flags and singing of the national anthem in strategic locations in Cameroon Republic on the 1st of October 2017. 

This action culminated in the repressive attacks by government security agents on armless civilians, wanton destruction of valuable properties and arbitrary arrest and detention of mass population, mostly youths women and children. Even scores of deaths were recorded. The consequences of such attacks has been the remarkable influx of Cameroonians into the bordering towns of Ikom, Boki, Obanliku etc in Cross River State, Gembu on Taraba State and other surrounding locations, ' he explained.

The flagging off ceremony that took place at the Ikom LGA premises saw the presence of members of the Governing Council, GC of Southern Cameroons.

GC Delegation.. 2nd from left, Prof Anyangwe, Milan, Oswald and Ndeh 
Professor Carlson Anyangwe who was part of the GC delegation appreciated the Nigerian government and the host communities for taking care of the refugees.

“Your action is a demonstration of African hospitality. We are happy that Nigeria was again able to demonstrate that she was a big brother in Africa. Our people will know how to pay you back," he said.  The governing council delegation later left for one of the camps in the Etung LGA, hosting more than 200 refugees.

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The Southern Cameroons Civil Defense Cabinet, CDC Executive President, one of the humanitarian organisations which have been providing relief to the displaced, paid tribute to Nigerian legendary hospitality.  

Sir Ekili Clarence said in every premature birth special midwives and incubators and needed for the premature babies to attain their normal growth rate. "With the love and support from the Nigerian people, you have proven to be those special midwives. He called on all Southern Cameroonian Refugees to respect the laws of their host country and be one another's keeper.

Cross Section of Refugees
The items provided Southern Cameroonians include rice, beans, corn, stoves, blankets, buckets, matrasses and other household equipment. 

The exercise for a start concerns only the displaced persons who are registered with the Nigerian Commission for Refugees. The distribution is a huge supplement to efforts in that direction earlier made by the SC Defense Cabinet with donations from the Southern Cameroons Association in Canada, SCAC.

One of the beneficiaries of Nigerian largesse, Mme Anna Niba, commended the efforts of the Nigerian government and all those who were hosting the refugees.

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