Prior to the dispute that pit Cameroon against Nigeria, the border region of Bakassi was unknown to many Cameroonians. The name Bakassi sounded as an extra-terrestrial name. The government of Cameroon which is notorious for leaving its border regions underdeveloped paid very little or no attention to such a remote area as Bakassi. Nigerians basically constructed schools in the region and the Nigerian population there increased tremendously over the years because of the great fishing and farming potential Bakassi had and still has. Today, there are no roads that can enable the average resident of Bakassi to identify himself with Cameroon. Given Nigeria’s good roads to Bakassi and considering that the livelihood of the people of that region depended on Nigeria, which is more developed economically, the many Nigerians and the few Cameroonians living in that area started to feel more emotionally attached to Nigeria.