Boundary crisis: Akwa Ibom villagers go to farm with rifles
As a result of the incessant boundary crisis with Usaka Ukwu in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State, the people of Nkari in Ini Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State have resorted to bearing arms to farms to defend themselves.
Chairman of Ini LGA, Mr Israel Idaisin, said his people now go to farm with either “long or short riffle to protect themselves from possible attacks.”
According to him, even women and children from Nkari community now go to farms with riffles to defend themselves.
Idasin urged Federal Government to intervene in the protracted boundary crisis to prevent further bloodshed.
He said: “Everyone is either with a long or short riffle to protect themselves from possible attacks.
“We are appealing to the Federal Government to take over the disputed land or do proper demarcation to forestall further loss of lives. Thousands of people have over the years lost their lives to this same crisis.”
Nkari community has been engaged in a long-drawn communal war with Usaka Ukwu in Ikwuano Local Government Area of Abia State.
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