13 Feared Dead In Renewed Obubra Vs Izzi War

In Breaking News, National News, Politics, Ratio

By Ushang Ewa

At least 13 people are feared killed following renewed hostilities between Ofonatam in Osopong area of Obubra and the Izzi local government area of Ebonyi state.

A source in Obubra told CrossRiverWatch that the Izzi people hired mercenaries and attacked Friday morning with about 8 persons feared dead while a reprisal has led to about 5 deaths on the Izzi side.

The fighters are still in the bush with former minority leader of the seventh Cross River State House of Assembly, Honorable Alex Irek claiming the state has “abandoned the people of Osopong 1 and 2.”

The recent war succeeds another which claimed at least 3 lives about 6 weeks ago.

The communal conflict is due to a disagreement over the boundary CrossRiverWatch gathered with both state governors storming out of a meeting with then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo earlier in the year.

Ebonyi state Governor, Mr. Dave Umahi recently claimed that his Cross River counterpart, Mr. Benedict Ayade is yet to reply him after reaching out to settle the several boundary disputes between both states.

A resolution committee set up over 5 years ago with the deputy governors of both states as co-chairmen is yet to find a solution to the problem.

You may also read!

Cross River Government Set To Host Maiden Northern Cross River State Festival

CrossRiverWatch Admin Cross River Government has disclosed its readiness to celebrate the maiden edition of Northern Cross River State


Hon. Legor Idagbo Sponsors Sexual Offenders Registration Bill

By Frank Edima The Member representing Obudu/Obanliku/Bekwarra constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Legor Idagbo has put together


CALABAR KILLER COPS: Judgement To Be Delivered On Monday 2nd November 2017

By CrossRiverWatch Admin The Cross River State High Court sitting in Calabar, under his Lordship, Justice Ogbojo Ogar has


Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now