Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has sue for peace between the people of Akparabong in Ikom local government area and their brethren of Bendeghe Ekem in Etung local government area of the state over the communal clashes.
The governor who remained the warring communities that what makes Cross River a unique and outstanding state is good neighbourliness, peaceful disposition and tendency to be a brothers Keeper.
Speaking through His Special Assistant on Peace and Reconciliation, Prince Charles Ushie, the state chief executive expressed his bitterness over the incident lamenting the action as un-Cross River.
Governor Ayade described the skirmish as embarrassing and unfortunate. In his word” how can brothers of the same ancestry, culture and language engage themselves in such a situation, killing, looting, and wanton destruction of properties and sources of their livelihood.
The governor immediately called on the traditional rulers of the warring communities to ensure a speedy solution to the crisis.
Governor Ayade who felt pained by the ugly incident noted that this kind of incident contradict our hospitality and friendliness the people of Cross River State are known for.
He however promised to ensure that such ugly incident never happens again in the state while enjoining Cross Riverians to let live in peace for the overwhelming benefits of the state.