By CrossRiverWatch admin
A peace mission initiated by concerned Yakurr Sons and Daughters in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in collaboration with Yakurr leaders in Calabar, is underway CrossRiverWatch has gathered.
According to a statement from the Yakurr Peace Mission, the initiative is geared towards enthroning sustainable peace and indivisibility of the Yakurr people and among Yakurr Communities in Cross River State.
Organizers say the mission will feature a peace rally in all the Yakurr Communities to be followed with an extra ordinary peace summit for all Yakurr Traditional Rulers and Leaders of thought at Ugep.
The two events, peace rally and peace summit are slated to hold on Friday, the 8th of July, and Saturday the 9th of July, 2016 respectively.
The mission enjoined all Yakurr Sons and daughters at home and in the diaspora who are passionate about sustainable peace and harmonious co-existence in Yakurr to support and be part of the initiative for the overall economic and socio-political development of Yakurr and Cross River state.
It will be recalled that, worried by the incessant communal clash between Nko and Mkpani Communities in the area, the People of Yakurr in Abuja under the aegis of The Yakurr Peoples Club (YPC) had earlier held a meeting to chat a way forward for sustainable peace to prevail among the two communities as well as an amiable, amicable and peaceful co-existence among the Yakurr communities of Ugep, Idomi, Ekori, Mkpani, Nko, Iyinma, Agoi and Assiga.
The extra ordinary meeting which had in attendance the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani and other eminent sons and daughters of Yakurr deliberated on the way forward for enduring peace among communities in Yakurr.
The meeting condemned the Nko-Mkpani as well as Inyima-Oyadama communal clashes with a call for a thorough inquest into it and perpetrators prosecuted and made to face the full weight of the Law.
It appealed to the Cross River State Government to expedite action in rehabilitating damaged schools and other public utilities for use by the people.
The meeting called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to provide relief materials as palliative to those who suffered losses as a result of the communal clash.
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