The Federal government has been warned that another civil war may break out if it fails to appeal against the International Court of Justice (IJC) judgment over ceding the oil-rich Bakassi Peninsula to Cameroon, Cakebird Development Cooperation has said.
Reatively, Bishop of Calabar Diocese, Anglican Communion, Rt. Rev.
Tunde Adeleye, has called on the higher authorities not to fail in the
appeal against the judgement since Nigeria can’t afford to witness
another civil war.
Chairman of Cakebird Development Cooperation, Dr. Chinedu
Jideofo-Ogbuagu, disclosed this in Calabar, Cross River State capital on
Tuesday when he said that the only war to avoid is the repetition of
1966-1970 events, and to avoid this, the federal government must appeal
against the ICJ judgment.
The chairman lamented that instead of President Goodluck Jonathan to
appeal against the judgment, he succumbed to pressures from past
leaders, who allegedly sold the Peninsula to Cameroun.
He said: “Assisted by some foreign powers, Cameroun is waiting for
action, whereas there are powers somewhere in the country campaigning
that the wicked sale of Bakassi should be forgotten.