A full blown war currently ongoing between four communities of Erei clan in Biase LGA of Cross River State. Countless casualties recorded so far, even as intels has it that more mercenaries hired by some of the communities are still flooding the troubled zone.
Without urgent and heavy military intervention, the crisis may escalate and engulf the entire 10 communities that make up the Erei clan.
This was made known on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, in an emailed statement to The Trent by an anonymous eye witness claims that almost 24hrs after the crisis was reported to the Nigerian Army HQ, the government of Cross River state, and police authority, yet no military/security response, presence or action.
So far, countless people have been confirmed killed – some beheaded and their heads were taken away.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army 14 Brigade in Ohafia, Abia State, is just about 10 minutes drive from the troubled location in Biase LGA of Cross River state, and I am sure they must have been hearing the gunshots going on there.
Thousands of vulnerable aged men and women, children and others stranded and hiding in bushes and by the riversides urgently need help.
This is really disappointing, to say the least.
I hereby call on well meaning-Nigerians to help us appeal to security agencies, state and federal govts, to urgently wade in and find a lasting solution to this crisis that has lingered for long now.
I hail from the said clan in Biase LGA and particularly one of the four communities involved in the crisis.
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Philip Obin is a popular All Progressives Congress operative. He founded and managed APC’s first official, now defunct, Twitter handle. He can be reached by email.
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