Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Abi Lawmaker condemns murder of Father and Son, sues for peace

In recent times, there have been a hike in the spate of communal wars within Cross River state and surprisingly, efforts by the state government to ensure peace returns to those communities has proven abortive as peace seems to be an impossible mission to accomplish in most of these communities. 

A communal clash that has been steaming up between Usumutong and Ebom communities both in Abi LGA seems to have taken a new shape with the recent gruesome murder and beheading of a father and son leaving the grandson with severe bullet injuries having escaped being killed by a cruel team of unknown assailants alleged to have been youths from Usumotong community. 

This singular killing has received wide condemnations beginning from the state governor, the speaker of the house of assembly and other well meaning Cross Riverians.

It it on this premise that the member representing Abi in the state house of assembly, Hon. Dr. Davies Ettah  whose constituency the incidence occurred has called for immediate investigations to be carried out with the view of bringing the perpetrators of the heinous act to book. 

While strongly condemning the act thorough a statement from his office, the lawmaker who said such barbarism and incivility is not compatible with modern times and life, declared his readiness towards ensuring that the perpetrators of such dastardly act do not go unpunished by the law. 

Davies expressed his heartfelt sympathy towers the family members the deceased left behind and the entire Ebom community for such a huge tragic  loss while praying the souls of the decease finds eternal rest in the Lord's Bosom.

The lawmaker, however, called on members of Ebom community not to allow the pains associated with the loss lead them into seeking a revenge as two wrongs will never make a right, rather they should express maturity and fellow the path of peace, by remaining calm and allow the government and security agencies conduct their investigations. 

He opined that when individuals begin to bear the punishment for their wrongful doings, and not the entire community, then our journey to peaceful coexistence would have commenced.