Unless something happens to the contrary, former Nigerian vice president, Atiku Abubakar may cease to be a Nigerian on July 10 this year.

The United Nations (UN) this week directed the government of Paul Biya of Cameroon to deploy his troops out of Southern part of the country saying it now a separate country currently under the administration of the UN.

Meanwhile arrangements are been concluded to set up a proper administrative structure for the new country temporarily called United Nations Organisation (UNO) State of Cameroon.

The new country, (UNO) State of Cameroon is been carved out of the English speaking part of Cameroon and 24 local governments in Nigeria.

According to the chairman of the steering committee for the new nation, Prof. Martins Chia who is also coordinating workshops and sensitization programmes among the affected communities, local governments in Nigeria 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.

Atiku Abubakar was born in Jada, in Adamawa state.

It would be recalled that former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and President Paul Biya of Cameroon were invited by the UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in March 2003 where the two leaders signed documents to cede their disputed territories (Northern and Southern Cameroons) to the proposed UNO new country in West and Central Africa.

An opportunity was later presented to Nigeria 10 years later to reverse the agreement which based on judgment of an international court but Nigerian government did not show enough commitment to retake her territories from Cameroon leading to the unfortunate situations faced currently by Bakassi people who are gladly waiting for the new nation which they are part of, according to the report by Prof. Martins Chia.


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