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(Aug 23, 2013)On August 15, 2013, the United Nations Security Council issued a statement welcoming the peaceful end two days earlier of the special transitional regime that had been established for the
According to U.N. envoy Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, who until recently had headed the Mixed Commission as the U.N. Secretary General's Special Representative at the U.N. Office for West Africa, the issue of the identity of the people living in the region should be separate from the determination of sovereignty over the region. He stated, "[t]he identity of a people is not always the same as the identity of the territory they live on. There are more than three million Nigerians living in various parts of Cameroon. Only a small percentage of them live in Bakassi. Whether they are living in Bakassi or elsewhere in Cameroon that territory is not Nigeria." (Cameroon-Nigeria: Settling Bakassi - Interview with UN Envoy Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, supra.)
(a) not force Nigerian nationals living in the(b) respect their culture, language and beliefs;(c) respect their right to continue their agricultural and fishing activities;(d) protect their property and their customary land rights;(e) not levy in any discriminatory manner any taxes and other dues on Nigerian nationals living in the Zone; and(f) take every necessary measure to protect Nigerian nationals living in the Zone from any harassment or harm. (Agreement, art. 3 (2), supra.)
Bakassi Peninsulato leave the Zone or to change their nationality;
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