The Chairman, Abia State Boundary Committee and Deputy Governor of the State, Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, has reiterated Authorities’s preparedness to offer the required help, to help the Nationwide Boundary Fee (NBC) to conduct the ultimate delineation and demarcation of the interstate boundary corridors between lkwuano Native Authorities Space and that of Ini and Obot Akara LGAs of Akwa lbom State.
Oko Chukwu stated the State is perturbed by the fixed lack of lives and property on account of boundary skirmishes which is now not acceptable.
The Abia Deputy Governor who said this throughout a Joint sensitization and enlightenment marketing campaign alongside Abia and Akwa Ibom interstate boundary held at Military Camp, Ariam, identified that the individuals of lkwuano and different boundary LGAs within the State are identified for being law-abiding and have peaceable disposition in the direction of boundary points regardless of the extent of provocation and urged the individuals of Akwa lbom and different States sharing boundary with Abia to toe the identical line as life is treasured and sacred.
He recommended the Nationwide Boundary Fee for his or her concern and dedication to make sure that regulation and order is maintained alongside the border corridors.
Oko Chukwu, nevertheless, maintained that bodily demarcation and Subject tracing of State boundary issues stays the one answer to never-ending boundary clashes that has continued to say many lives and property within the State.
Earlier in his remarks, the Director-Basic of Nationwide Boundary Fee, Surveyor Adamu Adaji stated the Joint sensitization and enlightenment marketing campaign alongside Abia and Akwa Ibom interstate boundary was knowledgeable in regards to the current clashes that has led to the lack of lives and reaffirmed their dedication to carry out the bodily tracing and demarcation of the disputed areas.
The NBC Director-Basic stated the fee’s hiccups remained the claims and counter claims by each events concerned.
Earlier in his handle, the Chairman of lkwuano Native Authorities Space of the State, Chief Steven Mpamugo lamented that their Akwa Ibom neighbours have constantly attacked and killed a lot of their individuals in addition to encroached and destroyed their farmlands, interesting to the Nationwide Boundary Fee to return to their assist by demarcating the boundaries to keep away from additional clashes and lack of lives.
In numerous remarks, Prince Henry Eleogu of Usaka Ukwu, the President Basic of Azunchia Ariam neighborhood, Mr Emmanuel Nwaekpe and a consultant from Obeugwu Amaegbu neighborhood, Mr Emmanuel Ekumanna stated they need the Federal Authorities and the Nationwide Boundary Fee to with out additional delay carry out a Subject tracing train to find out their precise boundary traces as they’ve suffered untold lack of lives and property within the palms of their Akwa Ibom neighbours and thanked the Governor Dr Okezie lkpeazu for all the time coming to their assist when the necessity arises.
The Legal professional Basic and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Uche lhediwa, former Commissioner for Housing,
Hon. Theophilus Odionyenfe Ugboajah, members of the State Boundary Committee, Safety personnel, Conventional Rulers and different stakeholders on boundary issues attended the assembly.