Group raises alarm over plan to cede Nigeria to Chad

Patriots Without Borders, PWB has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State to order over a plot to cede Nigeria to the Republic of Chad.

The group raised this alarm over potential threat to Nigeria’s territorial integrity and sovereignty in an open letter to the president on Monday.

In the letter signed by the President of PWD, High Chief, Jack Efetobo, the group revealed that Zulum violated the powers of the Presidency by discussing national security with foreign nationals. 

According to PWB, there is already a discreet plot to “cede part of Nigeria’s territorial lands to Chad, precisely, the oil-rich Lake Chad Basin in exchange for assistance by masked state-actors in fighting Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Borno state”. 

The group, however, urged President Buhari to investigate Zulum and his co-conspirators as well as take immediate actions to halt the execution of such seditious plots against Nigeria.

Part of the letter read: From Nigeria’s experience over the problem of Bakassi, Gov. Zulum is knowingly or otherwise plunging the entire country into a potential dispute with the neighboring Chad over Nigeria’s legitimate territories.  This suspicion is further heightened by the reality that the Nigerian side of the Lake Chad area has been a beautiful bride, which neighboring countries have been eying and attempting to snatch from Nigeria because of its natural treasures.

Your Excellency, the overriding motive of security as bargained by Gov. Zulum for the negotiations notwithstanding, the move is inconsistent with extant norms and a costly mistake. We have cause to believe it is a veiled dangerous plan by Gov. Zulum to cede Nigerian territories to Chad.

PWB is convinced that ceding any part of Nigeria to Chad, especially from that axis is preposterous. It will only help the sponsors of Boko Haram to achieve their age-long ambition of stopping Nigeria’s oil exploration within the Lake Chad Basin at the detriment of Nigeria. 

We plead that you invoke the powers vested in you by the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to investigate Gov. Zulum and his co-conspirators as well as take immediate actions to halt the execution of such seditious plots against Nigeria.

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