[Summary: The entire agreement provides for the delimitation of the border between Cameroon and Nigeria].
Page 1, Untitled Preamble: ...Considering that the question of the withdrawal from and transfer of authority over the Bakassi Peninsula should be treated in a forward-looking spirit of goodwill in order to open new prospects for cooperation between the two countries after decades of difficult bilateral relations,
Page 1, Article 1: Nigeria recognizes the sovereignty of Cameroon over the Bakassi Peninsula in accordance with the judgment of the International Court of Justice of 10 October 2002 in the matter of the Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria. Cameroon and Nigeria recognize the land and maritime boundary between the two countries as delineated by the Court and commit themselves to continuing the process of implementation already begun.
Page 2, Article 4: Annex I and the map contained in Annex II to this Agreement shall constitute an integral part thereof.
No part of this Agreement shall be interpreted as a renunciation by Cameroon of its sovereignty over any part of its territory.
Page 4, Annex I, Zone in question of the Bakassi Peninsula, 1: In order to prepare the Nigerian nationals living in the zone in question of the Bakassi Peninsula (hereinafter “the Zone”) for the transfer of authority to Cameroon, the Zone shall temporarily be subject to a special status as laid down in this Annex.
For the purpose of this Annex, the details of the delimitation of the Zone are set out in the attached map (Annex II).
Page 4, Annex I, Zone in question of the Bakassi Peninsula, 3: For the duration of this period, Nigeria shall:
...(b) take every necessary measure, under the supervision of the United Nations observers of the Cameroon-Nigeria Mixed Commission, to stop any transfer or influx of its nationals into the Zone;
Page 5, Annex I, Zone in question of the Bakassi Peninsula, 5: At the end of the special transitional regime, Cameroon shall fully exercise its rights of sovereignty over the Zone.
Page 5, Annex I, Zone in question of the Bakassi Peninsula, 6: In accordance with paragraph 4 of this Annex, any acquisition of land in the Zone by Nigerian nationals not resident in the Zone at the time of the signature of this Agreement shall be perfected only in accordance with the laws and regulations of Cameroon.
Page 4, Annex I, Zone in question of the Bakassi Peninsula, 2: (a) Cameroon shall allow Nigeria to keep its civil administration and a police force necessary for the maintenance of law and order in the Zone for a non-renewable period of two years from the time of the withdrawal of the Nigerian forces. At the end of this period, Nigeria shall withdraw its administration and its police force and Cameroon shall take over the administration of the Zone.
Page 5, Annex I, Zone in question of the Bakassi Peninsula, 4: Following the transfer of authority over the Zone to Cameroon, the latter shall apply to the Zone a special transitional regime for a non-renewable period of five years.
In the application of the special transitional regime, Cameroon shall:
(a) facilitate the exercise of the rights of Nigerian nationals living in the Zone and access by Nigerian civil authorities to the Nigerian population living in the Zone;
(b) not apply its customs or immigration laws to Nigerian nationals living in the Zone on their direct return from Nigeria for the purpose of exercising their activities;
(c) allow officers and uniformed personnel of the Nigerian police access to the Zone, in cooperation with the Cameroonian police, with the minimum of formalities when dealing with inquiries into crimes and offences or other incidents exclusively concerning Nigerian nationals; and
(d) allow innocent passage in the territorial waters of the Zone to civilian ships sailing under the Nigerian flag, consistent with the provisions of this Agreement, to the exclusion of Nigerian warships.