- Acting President Yemi Osinbajo condemns the destruction of lives and property following clashes between two communities in Cross River state
- Osinbajo directs the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to work with the state government to provide relief materials to the affected communities
- The acting president calls on the warring communities to allow government find a lasting solution to the crisis
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed security agencies to take urgent measures to avert a further breakdown of law and order in two communities in Cross River state.
Osinbajo who issued the directive in a statement on Thursday, July 6, through his media aide, Laolu Akande, condemned the destruction of lives and property following the clashes between the Wanikade and Wanihem communities in the Yala local government area of Cross River state.
The acting president also directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to work with the state government to provide relief materials to the affected communities.
He called on the warring communities to allow peace reign so that the government could find a lasting solution to the crisis.
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Meanwhile, the Director General of Cross River State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr. John Inaku has said that over 150 people have been killed during a communal clash between the people of Wanikade and Wanihem communities in Yala LGA of Cross River state.
The Director General explained that the communal clash was caused by claim and counter claim over a parcel of land in the area, pointing out that residents of about 41 villages were taking refuge at a neighbouring Oju LGA of Benue state.
He said at the moment, the affected communities have been disserted.
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