Cross River Imposes Curfew On Four Communities After Deadly Clashes


Gov Otu

Gov Bassey Otu


Gov Bassey Otu of Cross River state has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Ijama, Igbekurekor, Benekaba and Ugaga communities in Yala Local Government Area of the state.

The curfew was to curb further loss of lives and properties following clashes between the four communities and to enable security agencies to deal with the situation.

Otu’s spokesperson, Emmanuel Ogbeche said in a statement;

“The curfew is necessary following land and boundary disputes which have resulted in security threats leading to wanton destruction of lives and properties.

“I hereby impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Ugaga and Igbekurekor communities of Yala Local Government Area, as well as in Benekaba and Ujama.

“The curfew is to enable security agencies to deal decisively with the situation in the affected communities and restore normalcy.”

Otu directed the State Emergency Management Agency to work out immediate intervention in terms of relief materials for victims of the crisis.


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