Former Vice President of Nigeria and Peoples Democratic Party Presidential candidates in 2019, Atiku Abubakar, may cease to be Nigerian by 10th July 2020 following the decision of United Nations (UN) to cut off his Local Government Area (LGA) Jada LGA in Adamawa State and other 23 LGA in Nigeria by way of ceding to form a new country.
The new country to be known as the Republic of Ambazonia and created under the treaties of the United Nations Organisation (UNO) State of Cameroon is at the borders with la Republique du Cameroun, shall be the divorce of the English speaking from Southern Cameroon regions.
As soon as the new country, Ambazonia gains its sovereignty on July 10, 2020, the 24 LGA in Nigeria and its residents, shall cease to be Nigerians.
Meanwhile, the 24 Local Government Areas that Nigeria may lose are five in Borno, seven in Taraba and twelve in Adamawa State.
The LGA Federal Republic of Nigeria may lose include Bama, Gwoza, Ngala, Kala/Balge, Dikwa, Madagali, Michika, Mubi North, Mubi South, Mayo/Belwa, Toungo, Ganye, Serti, Hong, Jada, Maiha and Jada councils.
Nigeria 24 LGA’s is bounded particularly in the Northeast region with a decade-long Boko Haram insurgency is sandwiched between its territory and Cameroon Republics, with Bakassi Peninsula and Lake Chad located south and northeast of the UNO State of Cameroon.
Ambazonia as a new country will have a total landmass of 28, 214 square km with an estimated population of 20 million people.
The then UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, while conceiving the new state, invited President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria as he then was and Biya of Cameroon to sign documents respecting their countries’ international boundaries.
Consequently, the then President of the United Nations General Assembly, Ali A. Treki on May 20, 2020, formally instructed President Paul Biya to withdraw soldiers from the southern part of the planned UNO State of Cameroon, to set the stage for the creation of the new state.
Prof. Martins Chia Ateh, the United Nations-appointed workshops coordinator in Cameroon and Nigeria. in a May 26, 2020 letter of the UNO State of Cameroon, said: “Greetings and thank you very much for the attached list of those who were detained in the Nkambe prison of Cameroon in August 2008.
“It is only now that the soldiers of la Republique du Cameroun are being withdrawn from the southern part of UNO State of Cameroon.
“I should be getting back to you once the United Nations finishes with an official announcement on the existence of UNO State of Cameroon to the international community.”
Duchy TV News gathered that the UN had kept Northern and Southern Cameroons under watch since president Obasanjo and Biya signed the documents in March 2003 to ceding part of their territories to the proposed UNO new country ‘Ambazonia’.
Responding to ceding of five LGA’s from Borno State, Governor Babagana Zulum through his aide said: “We’ll study the recent unfolding developments on ceding Bama, Gwoza, Dikwa, Kala/Balge and Ngala councils to the UNO State of Cameroon.
“The state government will also be liaising with federal agencies on how to cede the affected local government areas as Obasanjo and Biya had signed documents with the UN to respect their international boundaries.”
Meanwhile, the Secretary-General of UN, Antonio Guterres, has commenced the process of sensitization both countries towards the July 10 date of creating the new state for the Anglophone separatists in Cameroon.
Guterres has continuously reached out to the UN representative in charge of the territories, Ateh, to constantly organise sensitisation workshops on the brief history of the UNO State of Cameroon.
The UN is determined and constantly fingered as an interested party in the arrangement to actualize the new state.
Though last year, the United States (U.S), had given Cameroon U72-hour ultimatum to withdraw its troops from la Republique du Cameroons, neither the U.S nor Cameroon had responded to the expiration date until Treki asked Biya to withdraw his troops.