Land Tussle Crisis: Dr Betta Edu Advocates For Peace Between Warring Cross River And Ebonyi Communities

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*Seeks For More Relief Materials For Affected Victims

Director General of Cross River Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu has appealed to the two neighbouring communities in the state and Ebonyi State to sue for peace in order to restore normalcy to the communities.

Edu made this call on Tuesday when she visited the scene of the land crisis incident, where several houses were burnt, and women and children left with gunshot wounds as a result of the crisis.

She lauded the efforts of the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade for his timely reactions to the incident and also plead to the Ebonyi State government to respond swiftly in order to alleviate the sufferings of the affected victims.

“We had reports from the security agencies and community leaders that our women and children are been killed in their numbers. That our women and children dont’t have access to health care. When we arrived here we saw our children and women with gunshot wounds. Women running away from the crisis to seek shelter and we saw several children that are already malnourished.

” We saw children who are suffering from Malaria and other diseases. We had lots of high blood pressure persons who fled the communities.

“This is not what we don’t want because we need peace in Cross River State, we need peace in this locality, we need peace in Ukelle South. It’s unfortunate our neighbouring lands don’t want to live in peace and harmony with us.

“We are happy his Excellency of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has taking it upon himself to come today to provide welfare for our people and health services for our people. It’s so unfortunate that the health facilities in this community have been destroyed already and we are not happy with this development.

“We are hoping that the meeting today between the Government of Cross River State, Ebonyi State and the National Boundary Commissions as well as other important stakeholders will result in a permanent solutions for peace in this areas.

 

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