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‘Abia won’t tolerate inter-state boundary killings, destruction’

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Abia State Deputy Governor, Dr. Ude Chukwu, has expressed the state’s worry over constant loss of life and property as a result of boundary skirmishes, asserting that the scenario is no longer acceptable.

He said that despite the state’s peaceful disposition towards boundary issues and compliance with the laws, some states that share boundaries with Abia refused to toe the same line.

Dr. Chukwu, who stated this during a joint sensitisation campaign along Abia and Akwa Ibom boundary yesterday at Army Camp, Ariam in Ikwuano Local Council, added that Abia neighbours had continued to carry out unprovoked attacks on the state.

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In attendance at the session were the Abia Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Uche lhediwa; members of the State Boundary Committee, representatives of security agencies, traditional rulers and other stakeholders on boundary matters.

The deputy governor, who is also the chairman of the boundary committee, urged the people of Akwa lbom and other states sharing boundary with Abia to toe the line of peace to save life and property, which he described as precious and sacred.

He commended the National Boundary Commission for its concern and determination to ensure sustenance of law and order along the borders.

MEANWHILE, Abia indigenes resident in the North, under the auspices of Odinma Abia in 19 Northern States, have condemned Senator Smart Adeyemi over his recent utterances against the Abia governor, Okezie Ikpeazu.

The group said that for Adeyemi to address Ikpeazu as a drunkard showed that he was not schooled enough to be in the Senate. “In fact, the senator is a square peg in a round hole, and as such should be recalled by his constituents,” the group added.

A statement signed by the secretary of the group, Chief Patrick Lawson; and the chairman, Chief Chikezie Nwaogu; as well as the Patron, who is the Eze Igbo of 19 Northern States, Dr. Pampas Wahiwe, stressed that Adeyemi’s utterances confirmed the claim that he did not win the senatorial seat.

They warned that Adeyemi might be enjoying the immunity offered by the National Assembly, pointing out that he would surely face the law when he is out of office.

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