By David Nsa
The Clan Head of Ntrigon community, Southern Ukelle in Yala Local Government Area in Cross River State, His Royal Highness Ubiet Steven Odom, has called on State Government, Boundary Commission and other authorities to come to their rescue.
The royal father made the appeal in an exclusive interview with CrossRiverWatch Radio where he noted that the State Government has tried but can do more in putting an end to the crisis his community is facing with the Izzi’s of Ebony State.
“The Cross River State Government has tried in terms of sending relief materials to us but I think that’s not enough, our problem is the fixing of our boundary, a known boundary that has been there since 1926 and the second one was by arbitration in 1933.
“This boundary has been there and are known boundaries that they had observed all this time but Ebonyi is doing everything to harness my Clan because they have settled here for some time,” he maintained.
He further went on to say “because they have settled here, they have become comfortable, their number has increase, they want that part now to be Ebonyi. We have said no if you are living in Cross River you have to abide by the rules of Cross River State.
“Harnessing the land is not what we want, they have even seized our schools that the State Government is still paying till today, our clinic that are located in the area where they are settled, they have seized them now but we are still paying the staff up till date.” He said.
He concluded by maintaining that only the State Government and the National Boundary Commission can end the crisis.
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