Tragedy Strikes Abia Community as Woman is Killed and Others Injured by Alleged Invaders from Cross River

In Isu community, Arochukwu LGA of Abia State, Mrs. Blessing Kalu Elem met a tragic end at the hands of invaders believed to be from Ukwa community, Cross River State.

Several other residents of Isu are currently fighting for their lives after being wounded by the Ukwa group. Many villagers have sought refuge in the bushes or fled to neighboring villages for safety.

The root of the attack by the Ukwa people can be traced back to a dispute over land in Isu, Abia State, which is rich in limestones and other valuable natural resources. Nicholas Kalu, the President General of Isu, accused the Cross River Ukwa people of trying to unlawfully claim ownership of land that rightfully belongs to Isu.

Kalu expressed disappointment that previous administrations failed to resolve the longstanding boundary conflict between his people and their neighbors from Cross River. However, he appreciated Governor Alex Otti for his initiatives aimed at the development of Isu.

During his visit to the devastated community, Governor Alex Otti underscored his administration’s commitment to safeguarding the lives and properties of all residents.

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He extended his condolences to the family of the late Mrs. Blessing Kalu Elem and assured them of his support in the wake of the community’s ordeal.

Represented by his Deputy, Ikechukwu Emetu, Otti directed the immediate transfer of the gunshot victims to a specialized hospital for necessary medical attention, with all associated expenses to be covered by the state government.

“I have reached out to the government of Cross River State to rein in their people and prevent further incursions,” Otti emphasized.

He pledged the commitment of the Abia State Government to reestablish its presence in Isu by addressing neglected infrastructure like roadways and boundary demarcations in the area.

Commending the local leaders for their responsible handling of the crisis, Otti expressed gratitude to Eze Augustine Igwe, the traditional ruler of Isu Autonomous Community, and other community leaders for their cooperation.

Eze Augustine Igwe, in turn, thanked the Governor for his prompt response and urged for enhanced security measures, including the establishment of a security outpost along the Isu road leading to the beach.

The Governor’s emissary was later joined by the Abia State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Kenechukwu Onwuemelie, and a medical team to provide further assistance.

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