Ebonyi Will Go To War With Cross River Over Land Dispute – Gov Umahi
Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State is worried.
He is perturbed following the insecurity in the country occasioned by the monstrous herdsmen and Boko haram attacks.
He is more worried because of the communal land dispute between the people of Enyigba in Abakaliki Local Government Area (LGA) and Enyibuchiri in Ikwo LGA of the state.
To this end, Umahi has appealed to President Buhari to take proactive measures in resolving the age long land dispute between Ebonyi and Cross River states.
He frowned at the level of destruction and killings of innocent citizens as a result of the crisis, and said the problem could snowball into a full sale war if President Muhammadu Buhari continues to fold his arms.
Governor Umahi stated this in a security meeting with some political stakeholders, security chiefs, leaders of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and traditional rulers on the recent killings of a vice principal, mother and child, and old women of above ninety years in Enyigba of Abakaliki and Enyibuchiri in Ikwo local government, area over a disputed land.
"I see the hand of devil in this country. I see the hand of the devil to destroy this country otherwise, there is no reason while Abakaliki and Ikwo people should be killing themselves and burning houses when we still have war with Cross River.
"Ikwo people and Izzi should understand that they should be protecting themselves against our invaders, the Cross Rivers.
"The other day we were in Abuja, I spoke for over ten minutes before the president and I warned violently that Ebonyi will go to war with Cross River if the president doesn't call their governor and myself to come and stop the killings of our people.
"If Izzi and Ikwo people can live together, that is the only time we shall have peace. There is no time the size of the killings will be equal, but forgiveness among brothers and sisters should rule all over our heart.”
Recall that Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State advised his subject to always respect the rule of law rather than take laws into their hands.
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