We Wish Abacha Was Alive – Bakassi Youths

Young Bakassians, under the aegis of the Bakassi Youth Movement Forum have hailed the late General Sani Abacha for being a protector of the region while he was Nigeria’s Head of State.The youth, who spoke, while conferring a posthumous award as Defender of the Defenceless on the former military general, hailed the late Abacha for helping to restore peace and sanity in a number of African countries.“True, we lost Bakassi to another country, but we remain particularly grateful to the late head of state who stood firm to rebuff all those who laid claim to the land and insisted that no part of this country would be ceded to other nation under any circumstance. (adsbygoogle=window.adsbygoogle||[]).push({});“He created Bakassi from the present-day Akpabuyo local government, made it a local government of its own, established heavy military presence there and brought government closer to the people,” Ene Okon, the lader of the delegation told the late Abacha’s family when they visited them to confer the award recently.The young people revealed that, twice, they had attempted to hold a memorial lecture in honour of