Wanihem and Wanikade communities in Ukelle in Yala native authorities space of Cross River state have signed a peace pact after about 150 individuals had been allegedly murdered throughout a communal conflict between the 2 communities.

The peace pact was signed on the finish of reconciliation assembly held at Mfuma in South Ukelle in Yala native authorities space of the state.

The individuals of the 2 communities ambushed one another, utilizing subtle weapons together with weapons, irons, machetes and charms to homicide one another and on the finish, about 150 had been allegedly killed whereas property together with homes, furnishings, money, electronics, automobiles, bikes and different valuables estimated at billions of naira had been destroyed.

The communiqué, our investigations revealed was in furtherance to the peace course of initiated by Ukelle individuals . Several conferences had been held on this topic and right this moment the Ukelle individuals have resolved that there have to be a everlasting seize-fire from each communities.

It was additionally gathered that each one the standard rulers and leaders of considered each communities had been enjoined to make sure that absolute peace returns and that, there needs to be free motion and social interactions between the 2 communities. Accordingly, all routes/entrances to each communities needs to be completely devoid of harassment and blockages.

The communiqué was signed by twelve member committee together with the Chairman, Chief Hon. Dr. Matthew Igelle Ekpe, Barr. Alex Edim, Secretary, Mr. Michael O. Agara, Hon. Christian Ede, Mr. Anthony Ede, Hon. Joseph Ijoko and Hon. Solomon Ubut- Members.

Other members are Mr. Gabriel Obak, Chief Otobi Peter, Evang. Usang Paul, Mrs. Monica Adie and Mrs. Martina Odom as members. The warring communities resolved that members of each communities needs to be allowed to go on their regular companies, together with markets, burials, spiritual worships, and so forth.

They warned that hate speeches, unguarded utterances and boastful tendencies together with social media ought to cease forthwith and thank the State and Federal authorities for his or her immediate intervention, wishing that they proceed to maintain the safety operatives till peace and safety is absolutely restored.

The committee beneficial that with the present peace, boundary and reconciliation committee ought to expedite motion and report appropriately to the Ukelle individuals, and that the State authorities ought to as a matter of urgency, represent a Judicial Commission of Enquiry to establish the instant and distant causes of the disaster to make sure a long-lasting resolution to peace in these communities.

The individuals additionally resolved that the federal government ought to facilitate the return of the Internally Displaced Persons and to create an enabling surroundings for his or her rehabilitation, and reality and reconciliation committee needs to be constituted, with membership throughout the 13 (13) clans of Ukelle, with clear-cut phrases of reference at making certain peace and safety in Ukelle.

It additional resolved that your entire Ukelle needs to be inspired to proceed to stay in peace like brothers and sisters, that there needs to be common session between Ukelle at house and within the Diaspora in direction of strengthening peace & concord at house. It was additionally resolved that any neighborhood that’s sighted fermenting hassle needs to be reported to the peace committee and the regulation enforcement company.

2 rival Cross River communities signal pact after 150 individuals had been murdered by: Steve Melvin published:


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