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Many killed, property destroyed over land dispute in Cross River 

There is mourning in Biase local government area of Cross River State where dispute over land has led to the death of many and displacement of several others.

Reports revealed families in the affected areas including Abanwan, Urugbam, Egbor, and Ipene communities are now traumatised and looking to the authorities to come and restore order.

Although more details about the fracas are still being awaited, the matter is already receiving the attention of the state government.

in a swift reaction, however, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over the matter.

In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday, called for calm and restoration of peace in the affected communities bordering Abia State.

He urged the people of the areas to allow law and order to prevail, adding: “Our communities must be ready to live together in peace since no development can take place in an atmosphere of recurring violence,” he said.

President Buhari, who commended the State Government for the steps taken so far towards bringing peace to the areas, also lauded the State Police Command for speedily mobilising its personnel to the affected communities to contain the crisis.

He urged all stakeholders to cooperate and ensure that lasting peace returned to the affected areas.

Credit: The Eagle

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