The Director-General, National Boundary Commission, Adamu Adaji, has said that the demarcation of the Bakassi peninsula and adjoining boundary between Nigeria and Cameroon in accordance with the judgment of the International Court of Justice would soon be concluded.
According to him, the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission handling
the exercise has resolved 16 out of the 20 disagreement areas, noting that
the outstanding four areas would be finalised in 2022.
Fielding questions from journalists in Abuja on Monday, Adaji disclosed
that over a thousand pillars had been erected along the boundaries
between the two countries, adding that the affected communities had
also been resettled.
He dismissed as untrue reports that Nigeria would lose several
communities and local governments areas to Cameroon.
The DG, who affirmed that the CNMC had made appreciable progress in
its assignment, said, “We had the meeting of the Nigeria-Cameroon on
the boundary demarcation some years back but because of factors
beyond our control, we could not hold a meeting for a long while until
just last month.