The billionaire business man and 2019 APGA senatorial candidate for Abia North has expressed dissatisfaction on the recent attack on the Isu community in Arochukwu LGA 1″ class=”aligncenter size-full wp-image-215″ />and called on the security agencies to stop the killings.
The recent border communial clash between the Isu people in Arochukwu Abia State and her neighbouring community in Cross River State has been described as an unfortunate and unnecessary sad event.
In a statement made available to the press during a visit to the area, Chief Dr David Onuoha Ogba Bourdex MFR, OON, an APGA senatorial aspirant for the Abia North Senatorial district condemned the wanton destruction of lives and properties in the area, calling on the involved communities to embrace , peace and dialogue in trying to solve the perennial boundary problems between them.
He called on the state and federal government to come to the aid of the displaced people in these area and assist in the rebuilding process while finding a solution to the dispute.
Chief David Ogba Onuoha Bourdex also called on relevant agencies including NEMA to assist the community with foods and health care services.
PRESS RELEASE BY CHIEF DR. DAVID OGBA ONUOHA BOURDEX MFR, OON
ON THE VIOLENT INVASION OF ISU COMMUNITIES IN AROCHUKWU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ABIA STATE BY SOME ARMED BANDITS SUSPECTED TO BE FROM UTUMA IN BIASE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF CROSS RIVER STATE
I received with huge shock and pain the news of the recent unprovoked and gruesome attack on Isu communities of Arochukwu Local Government Area in Abia North Senatorial District of Abia State.
Testimonies are to the effect that IHEOSU, ABA and AMACHI communities of Isu clan in Arochukwu Local Government Area of Abia North Senatorial District which are boundary communities were invaded on Friday 21 – 4 – 2018 by armed hoodlums from Utuma community in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State with whom they share boundary. The invaders visited severe carnage on the Isu communities. Many lives were lost in the process, homes were razed down. Members of the affected communities now live as refugees in IDP camps in neigbouring communities of Obieze and Ututu.
The incident is as unfortunate as it is pathetic. I therefore call on the relevant security agencies including the armed forces to urgently intervene to arrest further escalation of the crisis. I also call on NEMA to mobilize relief support to the affected communities. I urge the National Boundary Commission to, as a matter of urgency, step in to delineate the proper boundaries to avoid future occurrence of the dastardly act.
I hereby convey the sympathies of my family and my Campaign Organization to the affected families and communities whom I propose to visit in a short while.
Finally, I pray the Almighty God to intervene and restore peace.