Thursday, 19 December 2019

Over 10 person fear dead as Usumutong invades Ebom in renewed communal clash

No fewer than 10 persons have been reported dead in the renewed communal clash between Usumutong and Ebom communities of Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State. 

According to sources from Ebom, the community was besieged this morning as early as 4 am by gunmen alledgely from Usumotong. The source disclose that several houses have been burnt down with many people dead and missing leaving the village in a complete pandemonium. 

Calitown reports that another source in Ebom reveled as follows : "...there is confusion in our community and several people here cannot be accounted for. We are mostly lumped together by the Ebom beach as most houses on the upper part of Ebom have been set ablaze by the invaders. I am still looking for my mother, I hope nothing has happened to her. Please help us and inform the Cross River State government that we are under attack". Several women and children from Ebom have already escaped by canoe to nearby Ndibe beach, Afikpo, Ebonyi State, and appear distraught and unsettled.

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Speaking with Hon Davis Etta, who represents Abi State Constituency in the Cross Rivet State House of Assembly, and is incidentally from Ebom, he said distress calls have been made and he believes nomalsy will be restored. 

However he called on the governor of Cross River State to as a matter of urgency join his tireless efforts in ensuring wholistic peace returns to the Bahumono nation. 

It should be recalled that Davis Etta had made several moves to ensure lasting peace is restored in Abi. In the wake of his tenure as a lawmaker, he had said if all he can achieve in as a legislature is to return peace to Abi, he would be fulfilled and satisfied.

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Video of the Thank you breakfast held in honor of Dr. Davies Etta by Egbezum community of Ebom village of Abi Local Government Area