ISU/Cross River State Community Crisis: Abia House of Assembly Calls for Immediate Intervention – Nuelsnews

ISU/Cross River State Community Crisis: Abia House of Assembly Calls for Immediate Intervention – Nuelsnews


The Ad-hoc committee Chairman on Incessant Attacks on ISU Community in Arochukwu Local Government Area and its neighbouring communities of Cross River State, The Deputy Speaker, Rep. Ohafia South, Ifeanyi Uchendu has called on the Abia State Government, the National Emergency Management Agency and the State Emergency Management Agency to as a matter of urgency come to the aid through the provision of shelter and other means of livelihood to the people of ISU community in Arochukwu Local Government area of the state.

This followed the displacement of resident of the community and loss of 40 lives over land dispute crisis between the community and two border communities in Cross River State.

The Deputy speaker made this appeal while presenting the report of the committee during plenary on Tuesday. 

The committee chairman revealed that 3 communities in ISU were destroyed owing to the attacks, and 40 lives lost while the people abandoned their homes and means of livelihood. 

He called on the boundary committee in the state headed by the deputy Governor, Ude Okochukwu to liaise with his Cross River state counterpart to ensure lasting peace while calling on Abia state commissioner of police to ensure the  restoration of the police post at ISU. 

Uchendu also urged that the National Boundary Commission be invited to delineate the boundary between both States and ensure that all security agents in the state are invited to beef up security.

The house also considered the report by the ad hoc committee on the Killing of Ikedichukwu Christian Egwu by the law enforcement agency guarding a quarry site in Uru, Lokpanta, Umunneochi, also headed by Ifeanyi Uchendu.

The committee recommended that the commissioners of police of Abia and Ebonyi should investigate the matter and ensure justice at all cost among other recommendations.

Both reports were committed to the committe of the whole for further Legislative hearing.

HAB 6, the Abia State Consumer Protection Agency Bill 2019 passed its first reading.

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