Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Again Uyanga Community writes Ayade over invasion and loss of lives and properties by Ojor community

Ukorebi Esien

The Uyanga Council of Chiefs in Akampka Local Government Area of Cross River State have once again sent an SOS to the governor of Cross River State, Sen. Prof. Ben Ayade over the continues harassment, Intimidation, threats and invasion of farm lands by youths and member of Ojor community of Akampka Local Government Area.

The letter signed by the Village and Clan heads of the various communities in Uyanga, states that Ojor community have made it a habit to continuously invade their farm lands with sporadic shootings while carting away farming produce thus leaving them in fear and hunger.

"We are saddened to bring to your notice the continues act of provocation and criminal tendency exhibited by the people of Ojor. The people of Ojor community are in the habit of invading our farmland in good numbers armed with sophisticated weapons thereby send fear through sporadic shootings in the forest hence the chance to carry out harvest of our farm produce such as plantains, Palm Fruits and Cassava". The letter reads in part.

The chiefs lamented the frustration and hunger, Uyanga community is going through, even as they reminded the governor that they had last year sent a similar "early warning sign letter" but nothing was done, consequently there was an escalation of wanton destructions of lives and properties worth millions of Naira by the Ojor Community against Uyanga Community in December, 2017.

"Sir, this EARLY WARNING signs is similar to the one displayed by the Ojor people in 2017 which later led to the letter we sent to you on the 14th of December, 2017 Captioned "REQUEST FOR TIMELY INTEVENTION TO FORESTALL INVASION OF UYANGA TOWN AND TO PREVENT POSSIBLE BREAKDOWN OF LAW AND ORDER", in spite of this peaceful efforts, the Ojor people invaded Uyanga on the 26th of December, 2017 and killed four people and beheaded them as well as burned down completely houses located along Uyanga –Ojor road". The letter continued. 

The chiefs prayed the governor to as matter of urgency intervene and forestall peace in the community by calling the chief and entire people of Ojor to order, in order to put to rest the barbaric attitude of the Ojor people against Uyanga.

See letter below:

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