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Bakassi IDPs demand probe of N37.5bn allocation

Thousands of Bakassi indigenes on Wednesday demanded a probe of the N37.5bn so far disbursed to the Cross River State Government for the resettlement of internally displaced persons after the ceding of Bakassi to Cameroon and the loss of 76 oil wells to Akwa Ibom State.

The indigenes spoke against the backdrop of the diversion of relief materials sent by the National Commission for Refugees to the displaced persons of Atai-Ema in Bakassi whose makeshift houses were burnt in April 2017.

The Chairman, Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission, Alhaji Aliyu Mohammed, disclosed during his visit to the state in March that as of February 2017, Cross River State received the sum of N37.5bn as compensation for the loss of its 76 oil wells to Akwa Ibom State.

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