Soldiers, po­lice take over Cross River war­ring com­mu­ni­ties

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Eyo Charles, Cal­abar

Gover­nor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State has or­dered se­cu­rity men to takeover war­ring com­mu­ni­ties.

This fol­lows vi­o­lent clashes be­tween the people of Usumu­tong and Ediba in Abi Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of the state over a piece of land.

Soldiers, po­lice and other law en­force­ment agents have been de­plored and sta­tioned in the dis­puted area to fore­stall fur­ther break­down of law and or­der.

The law en­force­ment agents have been fur­ther di­rected to deal with any­one or group that per­pe­trates mayhem in the area.

Ad­dress­ing tra­di­tional rulers, chiefs and youths in Usumu­tong and later Ediba, the deputy gover­nor, Mr. Efiok Cob­ham, warned the war­ring com­mu­ni­ties to steer clear of the dis­puted land.

He warned the people not to pro­voke the mil­i­tary men in the area nor take laws into their hands, rather they should co­op­er­ate by giv­ing use­ful in­for­ma­tion to the law en­force­ment agents to help them tackle the cri­sis.

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