A former member of the Cross River State House of Assembly, Dr Jake Otu Enyia, has urged Governor Ben Ayade to set up either an administrative or judicial panel of inquiry to determine the cause of the crisis in two warring communities in Boki.
It was alleged that over eleven people died in the clash between the two neighbouring communities, Beebo and Okwabang.
Dr Enya in reaction to the clash said the panel of inquiry will determined issues at stake with a view to addressing the matter.
“May I as well urge His Excellency to set up either an administrative or judicial panel of inquiry to determine the issues at stake with a view to addressing this matter with finality.”
He appealed to the youths as leaders of today and tomorrow to stop inhibiting their future as any life taken by brutish means over a free gift of “our creator will incur the wrath of God. May God touch our hearts and minds to forgive one another,” he said.
The Ex-member commended Governor Ben Ayade for restoring peace in the two warring communities, Beebo and Okwabang in Boki local government area of the State.
Dr Enya who is an indigene of the local government said the governor deserves the commendation drafting soldiers to intervene in the war between Beebo and Okwabang communities in the Eastern axis of Boki LGA.
Dr Enya, the Director General of Cross River State Electrification Agency noted that the deployment of a detachment of men of the Nigerian army from Edor Army Barracks to the area by the governor was timely and has led to the restoration of peace in the area.
He said that with the cessation of hostilities, Boki people including traditional rulers, the elites and political class as well as the Boki supreme socio-cultural body, Ochibe Bokyi, should rise in one voice to address the matter by identifying both the remote and immediate causes of the dispute with a view to forestall future occurrence.
He urged the people to embrace peaceful co-existence to further the course of humanity, and to continue to attract government’s developmental projects.
According to a statement by Chief Press Secretary, Dr Enya said the people should demonstrate the lessons of the season of Lent which harp on forgiveness, love, sharing and giving freely.