Leaders of Ntan-Eki west and Eki east in Odukpani local government area of Cross River state have resolved to live peacefully in their communities.

The communities made the resolution at the end of a meeting on Tuesday, 21st of July, 2020, summoned by the state government, following incessant hostilities and killings between the two communities.

Alfred Mboto, the permanent secretary, special duties, governors’ office while speaking with the Hit fm news at the end of the meeting, said the leaders also agreed to handover anyone who violates the agreement to the police for prosecution.

He said “they identified the causes of their differences not because of land struggle but because of the activities of the youths who have acquired leadership roles in the communities… “

On the report that one of the suspected kidnappers who was arrested by the police was allegedly released on the orders of some top politicians, the permanent secretary said he is not aware, but promised to investigate.

Alfred Mboto also reacted to calls for the sack and prosecution of the governor’s aide, who was accused of aiding the burning of elderly people in Boki local government area, over allegation that they are involved in witchcraft.

He said “… that is what people are saying, but if investigations proves different, there will not be any arrest. we are yet to get that call the investigating agencies, which i am sure they are still on it. You don’t just take decisions based on speculations.”

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