* Seeks support by Deputy govs to end menace
The Abia State Police Commissioner, Mrs. Janet Agbede, has bemoaned the rising deaths resulting from boundary clashes between Abia, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states, urging the respective deputy governors to meet and synergise for a lasting solution.
Agbede spoke following a report by an Ikwuano traditional ruler, Eze Kanu Ujali, that four of their people were killed during the recent Abia/Akwa Ibom clash.
It was also reported that no fewer than 35 Isu people in Arochukwu Local Government Area were killed during the boundary attacks by neighbouring Biase communities of Cross River State, within two years.
Thus, Agbede directed community leader’s facing boundary threats to report same to their state deputy governors in charge of boundary matters, aside promptly reporting imminent attacks to the police.
Meanwhile, the people of Usaka Ukwu community in Ikwuano Local Area of Abia State have demanded three of the bodies of their kinsmen allegedly killed in their farms by assailants from neighbouring Nkari, in Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.
They made the demand at the week end when Abia State Deputy governor, Dr. Ude Oko Chukwu visited the community to express displeasure over the killings, urging them not to revenge.
Dr. Chukwu promised to liaise with Akwa Ibom State government to find a lasting solution to the lingering boundary problems between the two states.