No More War, Disputes Between Ngbo, Agila Communities - Council Boss, Odono

The chairman of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Prince Ikechukwu Odono has affirmed that there is no more war or destruction of lives and properties existing between the two communities of Agila and Ngbo communities.

DAILY POST reports that the inter-state communal clashes between the Agila community in Ado local government area of Benue state, and Ngbo community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, has lasted for over one hundred years, and hundred's of lives and properties worth millions of naria, had been destroyed.

The chairman, Odono who spoke to newsmen at the new government House, centinary city Abakaliki, some hours to the executive council meeting of the governor, said the two inter-state communities; Agila and Ngbo are now peaceful and calm.

According to him: "We have made so much efforts to ensure that the age long boundary disputes between Ngbo in Ohaukwu LGA of Ebonyi State and Agila in Ado LGA of Benue state is resolved. We are making great efforts to bring peace and order in the two warring communities. 

"We set up a border peace committee headed by the commissioner of Capital City development, Mr. Sunday Inyima, to look into it, and I can assure you that, there have been no killings, shooting in the boundary disputed areas. 

"Today, in Ohaukwu LGA, we have take back up to five (5) Indegenes of Agila people in Ado LGA of Benue state who missed their way into Ngbo community. Our warriors saw them and called me the chairman, and then, we brought them to the security agencies. After then, we called the Agila people to come, and we handed over the missed people to them.

"Likewise, Ado LGA are cooperating, because of recent, they also called us because one woman from Ngbo missed her way into Agila community, and we went there and brought her back. 

"Also, recently, the Fulani herdsmen kidnaped one of our brother from Ngbo into Benue Bush. When I got the information, I quickly intervened by calling their youths and some of their stakeholders, I tell you, at the end of the day, the kidnaped person was released and brought back to Ngbo.

"We pray and hope that the age long fight between the two warring communities of Agila and Ngbo is coming to an end. There is nothing shooting or killings anymore. We believe that very soon the people of Agila in Ado LGA will come and we will seal the relationship. We have been talking to them and they are willing to come, so that we seal the relationship. 

"Before now, we use to inter-marry and they use to come to Okwo-ngbo market to do business, and so, this is the relationship we want to seal back, so that we continue to inter-marry and live in peace with each other" he stated.

Post a Comment

Previous Post Next Post