By; VITALIS UGOH, Calabar
Another batch of refugees numbering over 3000 have invaded Bashu community in Abu clan of Boki local government area of Cross River.
This current influx has obviously over stretched the social and economic landscape of the community plunging it into deeper social woes.
The refugees who started arriving the community about a month ago claimed that they lost some of their relatives, houses and property destroyed by the Cameroon law enforcement agents.
Though, they have been integrated into the community, hundreds of them are still staying in public buildings such as school, town hall, and tree shades.
Our correspondent observed that the most challenging aspect of their predicament include lack of food, shelter, clothes and medicare.
Narrating their ordeal the spokesman of the refugees Mr. George Oku, said that the refugees fled from border communities of Ekukisim, Bordam, kajifu, Nkanjie, Ebisi, Obanyi 1,2 and 3 all in South West Province of Akwaya division of Cameroon.
He explained that because of the hasty nature of their escape it was not possible to grab any personal effect, food or provisions.
Also speaking a 73 year old man who looked frustrated and disillusioned,l and a village head of one of the invaded communities, chief Mbia Joseph Edem,said that he tracked through the bush for several days to get to Bashu.
He alleged that his wife and brother were killed by the soldiers during the invasion.
According to him “the Cameroon soldiers break our doors and shot guns. My wife and brother die”.
Also l, Mr Takem Ashu, a civil servant in Cameroon, said that the invasion caused him to escape with his wife and four children.