by crossriverwatch admin
Over ten decapitated bodies of the Adadama people of Cross River State killed by their Amagu neighbors of Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State were over the weekend evacuated to the Ugep General Hospital Mortuary by officials of Cross River State government.
The bloated bodies, most of them with their heads hacked off were victims of acts of savagery carried out when the Amagu militants invaded Adadama villages on the 19th of January 2013 while peace negotiations were going on between officials of the two states to seek an end to the communal conflict between the two neighboring communities.
Chief Egbo Lebo Ekpung who said he lost his wife and only narrowly escaped being killed himself told crossriverwatch that the people of Adadama were in their various homes, some in their farms when the Amagu people descended on them and killed several of them. “They were brought in through the new Abomege- Ugep raod in three pick up vans and dropped near Adadama and as soon as they came down from the vehicles they started shooting everyone on sight with their powerful weapons- men, women and children and over fifteen of our people were killed”.
He said some families lost as many as three members particularly those in the village of “Ibalebi which is in the border between Adadama and Amagu. They started the shooting from there and quite a number of our people were killed especially children and women”
Chief Egbe gave the names of those killed as Madam Jenny Egbe, Madam Angela Enya, Okoko Abem, Etam Ikere, Agozi Ahum and “others from other villages whose names I cannot readily recall now”.
The Chief called on the government to demarcate the border between the two communities to forestall further invasion of their communities by the Amagu people. “This is the planting season and we want to return home so that we can plant our farms. Let the border be demarcated so that we can have peace. Let the Amagu people stay in their place while we stay in our own place”.
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