C’River/Ebonyi boundary: Senate Leader Seeks NBC’s Intervention

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The Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, has urged the National Boundary Commission, to find a lasting solution to the communal clashes between Amagu community in Ebonyi and Adadama community in Cross River.

In a statement in Calabar on Sunday, Ndoma-Egba urged the commission to demarcate the boundary between the two communities.

He said that the recent conflict between the two communities over farmland was a pointer to the fact that NBC
must take immediate action to forestall further hostilities in the area.

The statement signed by the senator’s Media Adviser, Chief Sam Arikpo, condemned the resort to violence by the people each time there was a disagreement between communities.

The senator said it was regrettable that the communities had failed to exhaust all avenues for dialogue before resorting to violence over disagreements.

He said people taking up arms against each other at the least misunderstanding was unacceptable.

He advised traditional rulers and political leaders of Ikwo Local Government Area in Ebonyi and their counterparts in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River to find a lasting solution to the conflict.

He advised the two communities to constitute a permanent peace committee and urged the people to resist the temptation of reprisal attacks as such actions would only prolong the crisis and fuel further insecurity.

He called on the National Emergency Management Agency to come to the aid of the displaced people of Adadama by providing them with relief materials to alleviate their suffering.

The displaced people are currently taking refuge in a primary school at Ediba pending the return of peace in their community.

NAN recalls that the boundary dispute has been on for more than 100 years and usually occurs during the farming season.

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2 commentsOn C’River/Ebonyi boundary: Senate Leader Seeks NBC’s Intervention

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  • Sir,
    My comment is by way of point of correction,this time it is not a matter of fighting over farm land nor a fight between Adadama and Amagu people.

    Let face the facts on ground,This is the beginning of the process to claim a territory belonging to Cross River State by Ebonyi State. The Amagu’s are not capable of weighing a war (attack)of that magnitude with Adadama People. Where did they got that caliber of weapons from. Secondly, The NBC are not demarcating boundary between Adadama and Amagu people. But between Cross River State and Ebonyi state. Crossriverians Should weak-up now. Lets not to bed, now that is not too late again.

    Lets learn our lessons from what happened at Bakassi and the just ended oil wells battle with Akwa Ibom State.

    Ebonyi State has started,their statesmen are highly placed in government, tomorrow they will send their brother to come and demarcate the land in their favour and the government will talk about relocating the PEOPLE OF ADADAMA. But I assure you that will mean endless bloodshed. We are not crying for sympathy. A stitch in time saves NINE.

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