INVASION OF AROCHUKWU: PRESS RELEASE BY CHIEF DR. DAVID OGBA ONUOHA BOURDEX MFR, OON

ON THE VIOLENT INVASION OF ISU COMMUNITIES IN AROCHUKWU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ABIA STATE BY SOME ARMED BANDITS SUSPECTED TO BE FROM UTUMA IN BIASE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF CROSS RIVER STATE

I received with huge shock and pain the news of the recent unprovoked and gruesome attack on Isu communities of Arochukwu Local Government Area in Abia North Senatorial District of Abia State.

Testimonies are to the effect that IHEOSU, ABA and AMACHI communities of Isu clan in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia North Senatorial District which are boundary communities were invaded on Friday 21 – 4 – 2018 by armed hoodlums from Utuma community in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State with whom they share boundary. The invaders visited severe carnage on the Isu communities. Many lives were lost in the process, homes were razed down. Members of the affected communities now live as refugees in IDP camps in neigbouring communities of Obieze and Ututu.

The incident is as unfortunate as it is pathetic. I therefore call on the relevant security agencies including the armed forces to urgently intervene to arrest further escalation of the crisis. I also call on NEMA to mobilize relief support to the affected communities. I urge the National Boundary Commission to, as a matter of urgency, step in to delineate the proper boundaries to avoid future occurrence of the dastardly act.

I hereby convey the sympathies of my family and my Campaign Organization to the affected families and communities whom I propose to visit in a short while.

Finally, I pray the Almighty God to intervene and restore peace.

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