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Gov. Ayade Vows To Punish Communities Promoting Communal Clash

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Posted: Jun 3, 2016 at 6:05 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Nsa Gill

Calabar – Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade, has restated his administration’s resolve to punish communities that allow internal disputes with neighbours to lead to bloodshed.

Ayade gave the warning when he delivered some relief materials to victims of communal disputes over farmlands in Oyoba and Ehiteze communities in Ukelle North Area of the state.

The governor who spoke through Mr John Inaku, the Director-General of the State Emergency Management Agency who delivered the items on Ayade’s behalf to the affected people, said the gesture was principally humanitarian.

He said the gesture should not be regarded as an encouragement of communal conflicts.

He said that his administration had concluded plans to deal decisively with leaders of warring communities as a deterrent to others.

He advised that disputes should always be handled with maturity through dialogue rather than resorting to barbaric methods to achieve selfish goals.

The items were received by the Chairman of Yala Local Government Area, Mr Mike Usibe, for distribution to the victims of the conflict.

Property worth millions of Naira and residential buildings were destroyed by warring factions within the affected communities.