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5 killed in renewed Ebonyi, Cross River boundary dispute

5 killed in renewed Ebonyi, Cross River boundary dispute

- Five women have been killed in a clash between two communities in Ebonyi and Cross River states

- The women were said to have been working on their farm when some hoodlums attacked them

- Two other persons have also been declared missing by the chairman of Ikwo council area John Nnabo

Five women have been allegedly killed in a clash between residents of a communities in Ebonyi and Cross River states.

The women were said to have been killed in a clash between Itim-Amagu, in Ikwo local government area of Ebonyi state and Adadama community in Cross River state.

The Nations reports that both communities have been locked in a long stretched boundary dispute which led to the loss of lives and property on Thursday, November 2.

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It was also gathered that the bodies of the victims have been recovered while three other person are said to be missing after the clash.

Speaking on the incident, the chairman of Ikwo council area, John Nnabo, accused resident of Adadama of carry out the heinous crime.

Nnabo said he received a call from the vice chairman of the council on the matter.

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Narrating the incident, Nnabo said, the women were had gone to a farm in the area to uproot cassava and harvest other crops when they were attacked by the hoodlums.

He said: “It is true. I was called on Thursday morning by my Vice Chairman. Five women were killed and their heads cut off. We have recovered their corpses. Three persons are still missing. Our people went to uproot their cassava and other crops thinking that the war has subsided without gunshots for a long time”.

“As they were in the farm, the Adadama people surrounded them and killed them. They will always cross the river to humiliate us," Nnabo said.

Also speaking the national coordinator of the Buhari/Osibanjo Initiative For Demonstrating Change, Chinedu Ogah urged the Nigerian government and the National Boundary Commission to quickly take urgent steps to end the boundary crisis.

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Ogah commiserating with families of the deceased said efforts were being made to ensure a peaceful resolution of the crisis between the two warring communities. earlier reported that many people were feared dead following a clash between Tiv and Jukun people.

The incident occurred between the two ethic communities in Benue state.

It was gathered that clash led to the killing of many while others were declared missing by the community.

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