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Cameroon Crisis: Refugees flood Cross River, Akwa Ibom

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AS the agitation for the Amazonian Republic, The English speaking area of southern Cameroon continues, it has been claimed that thousands of the agitators are languishing in the forest, while over 200 of their houses have been burnt.

A medical expert from Southern Cameroon, who resides in Calabar, the Cross River State capital disclosed this to newsmen recently in Calabar.

According to the Cameroonian, over 40,000 of the refugees are now in Cross River State, while others are scattered around Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, and Taraba States.

He said that right now, Cameroonians in Nigeria are living in fear as they can be arrested; especially the Christians among them, revealing that recently, eight of them were arrested in Calabar by security operatives and taken to unknown destination.

The medical practitioner regretted the uncompromising attitude of the Nigerian Government, which he said refused to protect the interest of these Southern Cameroonians and of course the African Union (AU) for playing deaf ear to their plea to set them free from the alleged tyranny rule of President Paul Biya.

The agitators also blamed the United Nations for allegedly taking side in the struggle and support French Government to block all channels of dialogue and aids to Christians in the Southern Cameroun.

He further alleged that it is the oil reserve found in the Southern Cameroun which shares boundary with Nigeria that the French Government uses to fuel crises.

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