The member representing Arochukwu/Ohafia at the green chambers of national assembly, Hon. Uko Nkole has reacted to the invasion of Iheosu Isu community in Arochukwu local government area of Abia state by some bandits suspected to be from Utuma in Biase local government area of Cross River state.
In a statement made available to Abia Breaking News, Hon. Nkole condemned the crisis in strong terms, describing it as alarming and pathetic. He also wants National Emergency Management Agency to send relief items and also attend to health challenges of the Internal Displaced persons caused by the crisis.
The statement reads, “I received with rude shock news of the unprovoked and relentless attack on ISU Communities by their Cross River State Boarder Neighbours of UTUMA and their Cohorts on Friday 21/04/2018.
“With testimonies and evidence gathered without mincing word, I wish to state that the situation on ground is alarming and very pathetic.
“This ugly and unacceptable development led to my immediate action of raising a motion of urgent National Importance calling on Mr President to Immediately direct the deployment of Armed Forces on permanent basis to the Isu beach line communities as an urgent decisive measure to stop further escalation of the crisis and to stop the ugly perennial humanitarian crisis; National Boundary Commission to urgently demarcate the boundaries; National Emergency Management Agency to send relief items and also attend to health challenges of the Internal Displaced persons caused by the crisis in the affected Communities of IHEOSU, ABA and AMACHI that have all without exception fled their homes to neighbouring Communities for the safety of their lives while their houses have been burnt and lives lost.
“I despatched a team yesterday, Wednesday, 25th April, 2018 to commiserate and donate food items and cash to the affected constituents while waiting for FG’s intervention.
“It is distressing and disheartening to observe that up till now, nothing concrete has been achieved to restore normalcy in the affected Communities by the Police authorities so far.
“I thank the sister communities of Obieze and Ututu for being their brothers keeper and also the authorities of 14 Brigade Commander for their efforts while we await the presidents approval to fully deploy the military on permanent basis to the crisis prone area to return normalcy and allow the farmers access their farms, the children to resume their academics and bury the remains their loved ones killed as a result of the inter state boundary clashes”.
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