Army to mediate in Ebonyi/Cross River land dispute – Umahi

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The Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, has said the General Officer Commanding, 82 Division, Nigerian Army (Enugu), Maj .Gen. Azizi Adeboye, will mediate in the communal clashes between Ebonyi State and its neighbouring Cross River State.

Umahi stated this on Tuesday when the GOC paid him a courtesy call at the Executive Chambers, Government House, Abakaliki.

According to Umahi, the Deputy Governor of the state, Dr  Kelechi Igwe,  and the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Francis Nwifuru, will arrange a meeting of youths of Ebonyi and Cross River states with the GOC.

He said, “One of our major challenges here in Ebonyi State is our problem with the Cross River people; but we bless God so highly for the initiatives of the youths. The deputy governor and the Speaker of the state  House of Assembly have to arrange so that they join the youth committee of Cross River and Ebonyi people to pay a courtesy visit to the GOC.”

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