cross river communal clashes

The Acting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, criticized those who were deliberately engaging in the destruction of properties as well as the killings in the recent communal clashes between the Wanikade and Wanihem communities in the Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State.

The Acting President has ordered security agencies to put plans and measures in place to combat the violence and also stop the further breakdown of law and order in the affected communities and their environs.

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The order which was given was contained in a statement which was disclosed by Mr. Laolu Akande, the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity.

In the statement, Osinbajo called on the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to co-operate with the Cross River State government and work out ways of ensuring that the affected communities are provided with the needed relief materials.

“Acting President Osinbajo appealed to the warring communities to give peace a chance in order to enable the government to find a lasting solution to the crisis,” the statement added.



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