Simon Ekpa claim responsibility for the heart-wrenching incident that unfolded in Abana, the former headquarters of the Bakassi Peninsula which claimed the lives of seven members of the Rapid d’intervention Battalions (BIR).
The calamitous event, resembling a suicide bombing, transpired at a checkpoint in Abana around 11 p.m. on a fateful Friday night.
Eyewitnesses on the scene recounted the chilling moment when a militant approached the checkpoint, leading to a devastating explosion that left the area in shambles.
The repercussions were substantial, as the explosion resulted in the severe damage of two gunboats, critical assets for security and patrols. Furthermore, the tragedy struck a personal chord, as it claimed the lives of two soldiers.
It’s worth noting that Abana had been under military control for several weeks, effectively displacing the Black Marine, a separatist group believed to be the armed wing of the Biafra Nations League (BnL).
However, the situation has been enveloped in controversy, with Simon Ekpa, the leader of the Biafra Republic Government in Exile, vehemently refuting media reports that the Black Marine had been dislodged.
Taking to twitter, he wrote;
Breaking! The Biafra black Marine, the Naval Wing of the Biafra armed forces has dislodged the Cameroonian Rapid Intervention Battalion who is known for various degree of human rights violations including killings of Biafra civilians, women and children in Bakassi Peninsula. Bakassi Peninsula is Biafra the operation is part of the ongoing Operation Snake in the monkey shadow target at dislodging all checkpoints and roadblocks in Biafra territory, where abductions of Biafrans forceful disappearance of Biafrans are recorded on daily basis. Disregard the report of suicide bomber, it was not suicide bomber it was Black Marine (The Biafra Naval Wing) and they neutralise 7 terrorists of the Cameroonian rapid intervention battalion. There No civilian casualties. It was professionally executed at target. Cameroonian forces must leave Bakassi.