Fresh Communal Clash Erupts Between Ebonyi & Cross River, 9 Persons Including Pregnant Woman Killed

3 years ago by: kacy lee
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No fewer than nine persons including a pregnant woman was on Saturday reported killed in a renewed communal war between Ofioji in Izzi local government area of Ebonyi state and Ijutun-Idoru of Obubura council area of Cross River State.

At the time of filling this report, it was gathered that the people of Ijutun-Odoru in Cross River allegedly invaded Ofioji Izzi community shooting sporadically and killing about nine persons. Over 56 houses have equally been burnt down.

The leader of Ofioji community, Chief Nwobegu Mbam who addressed newsman from his hideout where they were taking refuge,painted a gory picture of how they were slaughtered by the Cross River militia whom he described as callous and called on the state and federal governments to come to their aid before they are completely wiped out.

Mbam further said that during the attack, a pregnant woman he identified as Ukamaka Nwifuru allegedlly lost her life while houses belonging to natives of the community were razed to dust by the rampaging fighters.

“it was very late on Friday night, we had all gone to bed but suddenly a very terrifying sound was heard in our community and in the ensuing confusion, we ran out only to see many houses on fire and that was when we knew that the people of Cross River have invaded us again. They were shooting our people without mercy; they burnt our houses and Carted away our property. Meanwhile, over 58 lives have been lost while more than 1000 houses have been reportedly burnt since 8 years ago that the crisis erupted.

In a swift reaction, the governor David Umahi who spoke to newsman through the Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, described the incident as barbaric and called on the law enforcement agencies to investigate the level of involvement of a former minority leader in the Cross River State House of Assembly, one Alex Irek who had allegedly been indicted by a white paper on the origin of the intractable crisis in the two communities.

Uzor who said it was the height of idiocy to link Ebonyi State governor to the crisis called for the arrest of the former lawmaker for allegedly
arming his constituents to go into war with their neighbouring Ebonyi community.

“The Governor made a passionate appeal to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai over the spate of killing of the people of Ebonyi
state by their Cross River counterparts.He made the supplication which was well coded by the Chief of Army Staff and what we heard
again was this provocative carnage and wantom killing of our people by the Cross River people and a former lawmaker could descend so low to say that the crisis came as a result of Governor Umahi’s appeal for help and deployment of more soldiers,” he stated.



-- euwilliams (f) at 15-07-2017 09:18PM
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Please let stop all these Communal clash between us. Peace is healthy  when we apply it. Thank you and RIP
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-- SOGaiya (m) at 15-07-2017 09:27PM
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i say them burn house they kill man for inside ebony n cross river
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-- DonrichBlizy (m) at 15-07-2017 09:32PM
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LIARS!!! dis izzi pple are evil, after peace was being agreed by osopong pple to stop da war, why did ur pple went & spread herbicides on thier ricefarm & farm crops, recently 2day u've raze ijutum with armoured cars, mobil-police & nig soldiers that were meant to keep peace, i blame da stupid governor of my state AYADE IS AN ODE I MEAN A DOG who doesnot give consent to dis matter, dis war started as a result of everytime slaying of an osopong man/woman to burry their heads along ur late chiefs, da one of last yr was too painful, ur ppl slayed da only son to a widow from ogwuru-okpon community while he was coming back frm azzou-effia edda market, osopong reported da police 4 legal actions of da law of da nation, 29th dec wawa chiefs wrote osopong an open letter dat they were not sorry 4 anything osopong should do itz worst, 1st jan da war engaged but now is da nig soldiers that are fighting against osopong killing many of da villagerz cos igbo ppl tink they're more superior than other tribes in nigeria,phyuk u
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-- DonrichBlizy (m) at 15-07-2017 09:32PM
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LIARS!!! dis izzi pple are evil, after peace was being agreed by osopong pple to stop da war, why did ur pple went & spread herbicides on thier ricefarm & farm crops, recently 2day u've raze ijutum with armoured cars, mobil-police & nig soldiers that were meant to keep peace, i blame da stupid governor of my state AYADE IS AN ODE I MEAN A DOG who doesnot give consent to dis matter, dis war started as a result of everytime slaying of an osopong man/woman to burry their heads along ur late chiefs, da one of last yr was too painful, ur ppl slayed da only son to a widow from ogwuru-okpon community while he was coming back frm azzou-effia edda market, osopong reported da police 4 legal actions of da law of da nation, 29th dec wawa chiefs wrote osopong an open letter dat they were not sorry 4 anything osopong should do itz worst, 1st jan da war engaged but now is da nig soldiers that are fighting against osopong killing many of da villagerz cos igbo ppl tink they're more superior than other tribes in nigeria,phyuk u
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-- DonrichBlizy (m) at 15-07-2017 09:33PM
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LIARS!!! dis izzi pple are evil, after peace was being agreed by osopong pple to stop da war, why did ur pple went & spread herbicides on thier ricefarm & farm crops, recently 2day u've raze ijutum with armoured cars, mobil-police & nig soldiers that were meant to keep peace, i blame da stupid governor of my state AYADE IS AN ODE I MEAN A DOG who doesnot give consent to dis matter, dis war started as a result of everytime slaying of an osopong man/woman to burry their heads along ur late chiefs, da one of last yr was too painful, ur ppl slayed da only son to a widow from ogwuru-okpon community while he was coming back frm azzou-effia edda market, osopong reported da police 4 legal actions of da law of da nation, 29th dec wawa chiefs wrote osopong an open letter dat they were not sorry 4 anything osopong should do itz worst, 1st jan da war engaged but now is da nig soldiers that are fighting against osopong killing many of da villagerz cos igbo ppl tink they're more superior than other tribes in nigeria,phyuk u
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-- DonrichBlizy (m) at 15-07-2017 09:34PM
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LIARS!!! dis izzi pple are evil, after peace was being agreed by osopong pple to stop da war, why did ur pple went & spread CHEMICALS on thier ricefarm & farm crops, recently 2day u've raze ijutum with armoured cars, mobil-police & nig soldiers that were meant to keep peace, i blame da stupid governor of my state AYADE IS AN ODE I MEAN A DOG who doesnot give consent to dis matter, dis war started as a result of everytime slaying of an osopong man/woman to burry their heads along ur late chiefs, da one of last yr was too painful, ur ppl slayed da only son to a widow from ogwuru-okpon community while he was coming back frm azzou-effia edda market, osopong reported da police 4 legal actions of da law of da nation, 29th dec wawa chiefs wrote osopong an open letter dat they were not sorry 4 anything osopong should do itz worst, 1st jan da war engaged but now is da nig soldiers that are fighting against osopong killing many of da villagerz cos igbo ppl tink they're more superior than other tribes in nigeria,phyuk u
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-- benosky4 (m) at 15-07-2017 10:19PM
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Peace and love my brethren.

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-- tegonwa (m) at 16-07-2017 01:20AM
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When There Is No Job;and There Is No Other Hope For Food;they Seek An Illusion Of Relief From Violence.So Hopeless.Locally Hopeless.
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-- tegonwa (m) at 16-07-2017 01:00PM
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Quote from: SOGaiya on 15-07-2017 09:27PM
i say them burn house they kill man for inside ebony n cross river
Hahahaha, Sorry 4 My Laughter On A Sad Piece Of News As This.You Are The Cause ,O Hahaha, Ur Comment Got Me Laughing.Some Of These Naija Artistes That Grew In Ajegunle Sing Very Prophetic And True-to-life Songs.
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-- ruthie (f) at 17-07-2017 10:46AM
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nawa o... every where trouble
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-- CHRISETTE (f) at 19-07-2017 07:30PM
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I can't believe this people are fighting each other sick people
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-- BournIdentity (m) at 26-07-2017 09:08AM
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Roll Eyes                                                                           
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