There have been reports of wanton destruction of lives and property in Cross River. This is as a result of communal issues between majorly, two communities in the Yala Local Government Area of the State – the Wanikade and the Wanihem communities.
The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has stepped in to condemn the violence that the conflict has birthed while ordering security agencies to take urgent measures to avert a further breakdown of law and order.
This was disclosed in a statement credited to Professor Osinbajo by Senior Special Assistant, Laolu Akande:
“Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has condemned the wanton loss of lives and property as a result of the recent communal conflict between Wanikade and Wanihem communities in the Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State.
The Acting President has directed the security agencies to take urgent measures to avert a further breakdown of law and order.
He also directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to liaise with the State government with a view to sending relief material to the affected communities.
Acting President Osinbajo appealed to the warring communities to give peace a chance in order to enable government find a lasting solution to the crisis.”