Former Senate leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba has called on warring communities of Akparabong and Bendeghe in Cross River State to sheathe their swords and embrace peace.
It could be recalled that Akparaobong community in Ikom Local Government Area and Bendeghe Ekiem in Etung Local Government Area of the state, a few weeks ago, clashed over boundary demarcation, leading to loss of lives and property.
Reacting to the outbreak of violence between the two neighbouring communities, Ndoma-Egba, who is also the Chairman designate of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), said, “I feel distraught by the outbreak of violence between my community Akparabong and neighbouring Bendeghe Ekiem.
“Both communities have become very close, especially through intermarriage. Even my two sisters are married in Bendeghe Ekiem. This madness is totally needless, inexplicable and I condemn it in no uncertain terms’’
He charged leaders of both communities to call their youths in order to avoid further hostilities.
Ndoma-Egba further called on security agencies to be alive to their responsibilities and ensure that the situation is brought under control.