Yakurr: Warring Communities Resolve To Live In Peace

In Breaking News, National News, Reports

By Odey Ojeka

Three communities in Yakurr which have been at loggerheads for decades have resolved to live in peace.

The communities are, Inyima, Assiga and Ekpeti.

The trio fight for a small piece of land that has claimed the lives of hundreds over the years may be over as a peace agreement was signed at a meeting on Sunday.

The Clan heads, leaders of youth, women and religious groups were all in attendance including the Heads of the two police divisions in the areas.

The Obol Lopon of Ugep, Obol Ofem Ubana who acts as the Paramount Ruler in Yakurr attended the meeting alongside his colleagues from the three communities.

Several dignitaries attended the peace meeting

Also in attendance was the Chairman of the Cross River State Traditional Rulers Council and Paramount Ruler of Bakassi, Etinyin Etim Okon Edet and his counterpart in Biase, Onun Apostle Nicholas Odum.

Religious and traditional hatchet burying rites were carried out before a small feast to celebrate what is expected to be a new dawn in the relationship between the three communities.

Religious and traditional rites were performed to bury the hatchet between Inyima, Assiga and Ekpeti communities. 2/06/2019. CrossRiverWatch/Odey Ojeka

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!

How Insecurity Affects The Lives Of Everyone In The Niger Delta

By Tarila Marclint Ebiede, The Conversation Nigeria has an urgent insecurity problem. News from the country often emphasises insecurity related to

Read More...

Wayas Urges Ayade To Join APC

By Nicholas Kalu, The Nation Newspaper A stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River State, Joseph

Read More...

Beyond Profits – Review Of Host Community Provisions In Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill 2020 By We The People

By Archibong Jeremiah We The People – Centre for Social Studies and Development has reviewed the Host Community Provisions

Read More...

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

Mobile Sliding Menu

Share this now