Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has warned warring communities in the State to sheathe their swords or face the wrath of government even as he described as unacceptable, the renewed hostilities in Abi Local Government Area of the State.
A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ayade, Mr. Christian Ita said that the Governor lamented the renewed hostilities between Usumutong and Ebom communities in Abi local government area.
“It is heart-rending to note that at a time government is working on consolidating the prevailing peace in Cross River, some communities have chosen to go back to the trenches”,
The release further quoted Professor Ayade as asking the warring communities to follow the path of peace by ceasing hostilities.
“While security personnel have been mobilized to the troubled communities to de-escalate the crisis, I hereby call on the warring sides to halt every act of aggression.
“Government will not view with kindness further loss of lives and property occasioned by avoidable communal crisis anywhere in the state,” the governor warned,”