assemblyABUJA – The House of Representatives has resolved to set up an Ad-hoc committee to investigate alleged annexation of Mbo Mangrove Island in Akwa Ibom by the Republic of Cameroon.
The resolution was sequel to a motion by Rep. Robinson Uwak (PDP-Akwa Ibom), who said that the Island which hosts Effiat clan and 16 villages in Mbo Local Government Area in the state had been taken over by Cameroonian gendarmes.
He said that the territory had been separated from Bakassi peninsula but was now under the administration of Cameroon authorities.
Uwak also said that Cameroon officials had been exploring the mineral resources in the Island at the expense of Nigeria, adding that the Island had about 350 oil wells and fishing settlements.
According to him, as a result of the illegal occupation of the Island by the Republic of Cameroon, Nigeria has been losing oil and gas revenues.
The motion was unanimously adopted with the resolve to probe the illegal occupation of the nation’s territory.