Two communities clashes in cross rivers which claims one life, Report from suvivor
The renewed communal conflict in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State has allegedly claimed the existence of a farmer and homes worth numerous thousands of naira destroyed.
The conflict, reported with Nigeria Daily Times findings befell on Thursday among the people of Ebom and Usumutong in Abi.
It turned into accumulated that the victim, Obeten Ube, a farmer was attacked in his farm on Thursday and whisked away to unknown vacation spot through armed guys from Usumutong
A woman, Diana Bassey, who was also in her farm, become assaulted but thankfully escaped being whisked away.
It could be recollect that the two communities from Abi neighborhood government vicinity of Cross River country had been in crises, which had claimed the lives of dozens of humans and homes worth hundreds of thousands of naira over farm land.
Usumutong have additionally been in communal warfare with her neighbour, Ediba nonetheless on land matters.
The Chairman of Ebom network, Chief Sunday Obeten, advised newsmen on Thursday that the incident happened on Thursday at approximately 9am whilst people had been of their farm running.
“What took place became a case of injustice occurring interior our farm land. Today as human beings went to farm they met a few armed men.
“Our people were afraid, panicked and ran away, this has been occurring for a few times now and we have been reporting to the Chief of Osumutong and they said they’ll find out and they will warn their humans.
“But these days, the armed guys surrounded the farm wherein one of our girls was, crushed her mercilessly and requested her no longer to speak, they threatened to kill her however she escaped.
“Another male farmer who was in his farm and not aware of what become happening was also surrounded via the armed guys, beaten and taken away.
“What we are hearing is that the man was tortured earlier than he was sooner or later taken away and we’ve got no longer heard from him till now.
“We don’t understand if he is dead or alive. The information came to us around 9am this morning.
“We don’t have any problem but the group has been treating us badly. If you’re in Cross River State, in 2009 you might have heard what came about, they abducted two of our people, nonetheless we refuse to combat because we’re praying for peace in our network.
“Along the line, the Usumutong people had trouble with Ediba, they kidnap our individual, killed him, still we did not do anything. They entered our farmlands nearly every day destroying people’s yam, they even took the sticks away, we nevertheless kept quiet.
“They have been victimizing us in many methods and we have been reporting to their Chief. Sometime we can send delegates, from time to time we speak on phone.
“Even remaining week, we pronounced to their leader once they threatened one in all our men that have been using his bike and he fell down and got bruises all over his frame.” He lamented.
When DAILY POST contacted on cellphone, an elder statesman of Usumutong, Ibe Urom, he stated that even though there has been little disaster however no person became abducted noting that his network is investigating the problem
“Actually, there was a few kind of misunderstanding between the two groups, but no farmer became abducted, and research is still happening”.
However, the Police Public Relations Officer, Ms Irene Ugbo, who had earlier promised to give the information to us refused to pick her calls whilst we referred to as again a few hours later.