17 People Missing, Many Displaced In Cross River Refugee Camp

Channels Television  
Updated April 3, 2013

Senator Florence Ita Giwa yesterday confirmed 17 people missing and many displaced at the St Mark Primary School, Eyo Edem in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State where refugees are camped.

Senator Giwa who visited the refugee camp said the people were those attacked by the Cameroonian Gendarmes in Efut Obot Ikot village.

According to her, the people, last month, had to escape, spending several nights in the forest and eventually crossing the Akwa ye Efe River to Akpabuyo where they are presently camped.

She said: “As I speak to you, I cannot believe what the gendarmes did to our people. So many women cannot find their husbands while many children cannot find their mothers. So far, we have counted 17 people who are still missing.”

She further blamed the international community of “keeping quiet” despite Cameroon’s refusal to abide by “The Green Tree Agreement”.

According to her, “our Cameroonian brothers have not respected that agreement and are daily attacking and killing our people and the international community is keeping quiet.”