Yala Monarch Writes Nigeria Army Over Complicity Of Soldier In The Death Of Two Natives

In Breaking News, National News, Reports

By CrossRiverWatch Admin

The clan head of Utrigom in Ukelle community of Yala local government area of Northern Cross River State, Ubiet Stephen Odom, has written the Ground Officer Commanding the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army in Enugu over the complicity of a soldier; Corporal Emmanuel Ndubuisi in the killing of two natives of the community by the neighboring Izzi community in Ebonyi state.

The Izzi and Ukelle people have been at war for long and Ubiet Odom in his letter sighted by CrossRiverWatch said that Messrs. Emmanuel Akojo and Martins Ogana were sent by Cpl. Emmanuel Ndubuisi to Nduakparata when they were “brutally murdered” by the Izzis.

“The report has it that Cpl. Emmanuel Ndubuisi, of Ibo extraction deployed from Nkwagu military cantonment, Abakaliki, sent these two young men to the soldiers at Nduakparata, the purpose for which is not yet made known to me,” Ubiet Odom wrote.

He continued: “It is baffling to me, as to all Ukelle people, that a soldier who is based at Mfuma, South Ukelle, and has witnessed the ongoing war between my people(Ukelle) and Izzis, for the third month running, can decide to send Ukelle civilians, unarmed, without any form of protection to the enemy territory.

“What message would have been so important or urgent that he could not have connected his colleagues at Nduakparata by phone or go personally with one of the two army vehicles stationed at Ipollo or Mfuma?”

The monarch said that he was, “left with no other conclusion than cpl. Emmanuel Ndubuisi deliberately sent my men and alerted the enemy on the other side to kill them,” even as he described as an “uphill task,” his ability “to restrain my people from carrying out immediate reprisal attacks on the soldiers at Mfuma. Even now, there is still a great deal of agitation and restiveness by the women and youths of Ukelle.”

The clan head said that in order to restore his “confidence and the confidence of Ukelle people in the Nigerian Army,” the following prayers have to be answered.

“1. Immediate investigation should be carried out and Cpl. Emmanuel Ndubuisi appropriately disciplined.

“2.The deployment of soldiers from Nkwagu barracks, for now, should be restricted to Nduapkarata because they have betrayed the neutrality of the Nigerian Army by, again, showing open bias in favor of the Izzis (see letter headed “SERIOUS THREAT TO PEACE IN NTRIGOM CLAN OCCASSIONED BY THE ACTIVITIES OF SOLDIERS” addressed to the governor of Cross River State and copied to your office dated 4th July 2016) While soldiers from Ogoja barracks be deployed to man the military locations in South Ukelle.”

Since You Are Here, Support Good Journalism


CrossRiverWatch was founded on the ideals of deploying tech tools to report in an ethical manner, news, views and analysis with a narrative that ensures transparency in governance, a good society and an accountable democracy.

Everyone appreciates good journalism but it costs a lot of money. Nonetheless, it cannot be sacrificed on the altar of news commercialisation.

Consider making a modest contribution to support CrossRiverWatch's journalism of credibility and integrity in order to ensure that all have continuous free access to our noble endeavor.

CLICK HERE

New Feature: Don't miss any of our news again.Get all our articles in your facebook chat box.Click the Facebook Messenger Icon below to subscribe now

Text Advert by CRWatch :Place Yours

Will You To Learn How To Make Millions Of Naira Making Special Creams From Your Kitchen?.Click Here


Expose Your Business And Make More Sales. Advertise On CrossRiverWatch.com Today

You may also read!

In this photograph released by the Stephen Okoi's family; Mrs. Mary Stephen Ugbome (nee Mary Stephen Okoi) poses for a photograph in traditional attire. Her paternal family claims She disappeared after arriving her in-laws palace in Okpai Kingdom, Umuada Quarters, Ndokwa East LGA of Delta State on December 24, 2020

Delta Monarch Fingered In Disappearance Of Cross River Born In-Law

By Ushang Ewa The family of Mrs. Mary Ugbome have petitioned the Inspector General of the Nigerian Police Force,

Read More...

CallyAir: Video Emerges Of Chinese Company Painting One Jet

By Ushang Ewa A video shared by aides of Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State shows Magnetic MRO,

Read More...
University of Calabar, UNICAL and Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH logos

CRUTECH Gets Resumption Date Today As UNICAL Fixes March 1 For Examinations

By Patrick Obia Students of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) and the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) may

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now