Atiku Abubakar, and some other prominent Nigerians may have to chose which country they belong to, as per a Guardian report stating that the UNO State of Cameroon will be carved out of 24 existing local councils in Nigerian.
These areas were reportedly ceded during the Obasanjo era for the creation of the new country.
Here are some other prominent Nigerians who may be affected:
Atiku Abubakar: Jada, Adamawa State
Ali Ndume: Gwoza, Borno State
Boss Mustapha: Hong, Adamawa State
Senator Elisha Abbo: Michika/Madagali, Adamawa State
Ali Modu Sheriff: Gamboru Ngala, Borno State
The UN, according to recent reports, pledged to actualize a new State of Cameroon on July 10, 2020.
Residents of Southern Cameroon were excited over the merger of their land with Northern Cameroon in Nigeria, comprising 24 local government areas in Borno (five), Adamawa (12) and Taraba (seven) states.
In Nigeria, the new country’s landmass extends from Bakassi Peninsula in Cross River State to Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State in the Lake Chad region.
According to the UN workshop coordinator and chairman, steering committee, Ateh, the councils to be ceded to UNO State of Cameroon, include Bama, Gwoza, Ngala, Kala/Balge, Dikwa. Others include Madagali, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, Mayo/Belwa, Toungo, Ganye, Serti, Hong, Jada, Maiha and Jada councils.