Agitations and insurgency may resume in Cross River State, as the amnesty promised the former Bakassi Strike Force (BSF) members by government is yet to take off.The ex-agitators had surrendered their arms on December 17 last year in expectation of an amnesty programme promised them.
Sources told The Guardian that the BSF might go back to the creeks, as the state and federal governments had failed to meet their own part of the bargain when they surrendered their arms.
Part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is that the boys will be properly resettled, trained in a camp with allowances, employed, and some issues of Bakassi looked into. But almost six months after the disarmament at the old Ikang Secretariat in Bakassi Council, nothing has reportedly come in from government, except identity cards.
One of them said: “We are suffering. There is no re-orientation, no specific camp where we are kept, no allowance, no hope, even as we have kept our own part of the bargain. We…