Monday, 17 July 2017

We will never again carry arms against each other, Abebene/Iyamitet commuities in Obubra LG sign peace pact

 In what looks like an end to the incessant clashes between the Ababene and Iyamitet communities in Obubra Local Government Area, a peace pact has been signed by both communities. In an elaborate event that was held at the boundary between the traditional clans of both communities,the people unanimously agreed that never again would they carry arms against each other again. 

Speaking at the event,the chairman of the peace and Reconciliation committee, Hon Ernest Irek express delight that peace will be returning to the communities after several months of war. According to him, with the signing of the peace accord, both communities will continue to live like brothers and sisters like it has always been. The facilitator of the peace accord and a son of Mbembe land, Mr Chris Agara said bringing peace to all warring communities in Obubra has always been his desire and was happy that,God has been able to use him to bring peace to the Ababene and Iyamitet communities. 

He expressed optimism that the peace accord by both communities will stand the test of time. On his part, the Member Representing Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency at the Federal House of Representatives, Hon Mike Etaba commended the Governor,Sen Ben Ayade for commissioning Mr Chris Agara to make peace between the two communities. 

He expressed delight that, what seem like an illusion has been brought to fruition adding that peace remains the sinequanon for rapid development. High point of the event was a cash donation by the facilitator to the communities as well as cultural displays from the four traditional clans of Obubra and other performances.