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C’River, Ebonyi To Set Up Joint Boundaries’ Security Team

In a matter of boundaries dispute where numerous lives and property have been lost and a solution seems distant, effective communication is vital.

Hence, Cross River and Ebonyi States have resolved to setup a joint boundaries’ security teams to patrol the affected areas.

This is an age-long boundaries’ dispute between the border corridors of Ndiagu Amagu, Ikwo LGA of Ebonyi and Adadama, Abi LGA of Cross River State.

Furthermore, the resolution contained in a 5-point communique issued after a meeting of officials of Cross River/Ebonyi States.

In addition, the meeting on interstate boundary took place at Ebonyi State Deputy Governor’s office, Abakaliki on Tuesday, 19th March, 2024.

For instance, the officials from both parties, especially the Deputy Governors of Cross River State and Ebonyi States, adopted and signed the communique.

Truth Live News learned that in the meeting the both parties resolved to embark on sensitization of the affected communities to desist from all forms of encroachment.

Meanwhile, the committee advised members of the communities to wait for the delineation of the boundaries by the National Boundary Commission (NBC).

Moreover, the communique asked that the two states put in place modalities for joint security teams to patrol the affected areas.

Also, the committee members demanded the deputy governors of both states to reach out to the National Boundary Commission to expedite action on boundary delineation.

On the other hand, the deputy governors are the Chairmen of State Boundary Committee.

They said this is to restore peace and ensure that no further lives are lost and properties destroyed in these communities.

Accordingly, the committee called on government to revitalize and prioritize Adadama-Amagu Development Association (ADAMADA)a group that contributed immensely to peace in the region.

Over the meeting to end the protracted boundary disputes, the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Princess Patricia Obila, presided, alongside her counterpart Rt Hon. Dr. Peter Odey, Deputy Governor of Cross River State.

The Deputy Governor’s Press Unit, Calabar reported that the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of the state, Ededem Ani, Esq, represented Chairman, State Boundary Committee.

Others in the meeting include the State Security Adviser, Major-General Okoi Ubi Obono (Rtd); Head of Personnel Staff to the Deputy Governor, Dr Chris Ojikpong and the Director-General of Border Communities Development Commission (BORDERCOM), Rt. Hon. Ngim Okpo.

Also, Special Adviser to the Governor on Community Relations, Hon. Chief Ada Charles Egwu, Head of Local Government Administration, Abi LGA , Mrs. Eke Ani; and, traditional rulers from the affected LGA of the State as well as other relevant government officials attended the meeting.

In addition, the Press Unit reported that the Ebonyi State delegation to the meeting had the Commissioner for Border Peace and Conflict Resolution.

While Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor and Chairman of Ikwo LGA, traditional rulers and several top government officials were in attendance.

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