JUST IN: Cross River, Ebonyi Resolve Protracted Boundary Dispute

Cross River, Ebonyi Resolve Protracted Boundary Dispute

Cross River, Ebonyi Resolve Protracted Boundary Dispute

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Cross River State and Ebonyi State governments have agreed to end the age-long dispute over their boundary corridors at Ndiagu Amagu, Ikwo local area and Adadama community in Abi local government area respectively.

The chief press secretary to the Cross River State , Fred Abua, disclosed the new deal to LEADERSHIP.

Abua said the agreement was reached when officials of the two states met at the Ebonyi State deputy governor's office in Abakaliki, the state capital.

In a five-point communique issued after the meeting on interstate boundary on Tuesday at Abakaliki, the officials resolved to embark on a sensitization campaign in the affected communities to desist from all forms of encroachment and await the delineation of the boundaries by the National Boundary Commission (NBC).

The communique signed by deputy governors of the two states stated that they have evolved modalities for joint security teams to patrol the hitherto disputed areas.

It urged the deputy governors of both states who are also chairmen of the State Boundary Committees to approach NBC to expedite action on the boundary delineation to restore peace and prevent further loss of life and property.

The deputy governors lauded the Adadama-Amagu Development Association (ADAMADA) for contributing immensely to peace in the region.

They urged the warring communities in both states to prioritise the restoration of peace.

A representative of the Cross River State deputy governor, the state attorney-general and commissioner for justice, Ededem Abi, appealed to the two states to preach the sustainability of peace to their people.

 

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