By Kingsley Agbor
The unrest between the communities of Nnaborokpa in Nta Clan and Emeakpen in Nselle clan, all of Nta/Nselle ward in Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State has attracted the attention of the Council Chairman Hon. Kingsley Egumi who is determined to restore peace between the twin communities.
The Chairman who personally attended and presided over the peace keeping meeting held on the 9th of July 2020 expresses his disappointment at the indigenes of these communities, especially at the Clan heads and Chiefs who have watched with folded arms while their youths wreck havoc on each other.
The meeting which was facilitated by the Deputy leader of Ikom legislative council and the councillor representing Nta/Nselle ward, Honourable Nton Joseph, was attended by the Security Chiefs, Clan heads of Nta and Nselle, saw the inauguration of a Ten man committee from both clans. The committee which is made of Elders and Chief will look into issues instigating the crises and brainstorm to find a last solution to peace.
Meanwhile, both communities have also been band from accessing the land in dispute until the issues is resolved.
Another six man committee made up of youths was also setup and assigned with the responsibility of finding ways to put the dispute between the two communities to an end.
The Chairman however did not fail to notified the communities that he will not hesitate to have the Chiefs and Clan heads arrested, detained and even dethroned if they are unable to call their youths to order. Although the clan heads of the communities had explained that they had never been in support of the activities of the youths as they reacted to the Chairman, Honourable Kingsley Egumi’s disappointment at their inability to tam their youths.
The Chairman by way of a closing remark pointed out the benefits of the communities living peacefully with one another. He hinted them of the good plans of their illustrious son, Barr. Chris Agara to improve the lives of the people, particularly in the aspect of Agricultural evolution which will come to the ward within the shortest possible time.
On this note the meeting ended with everyone determined to play their parts to ensure that peace is restored once and for all.
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