The Igbo-Eze North Elite Forum (INEF) has urged the Enugu and Kogi state governments to intervene in the boundary dispute between the people of Ette community in Enugu state to ensure that the crisis does not escalate and lead to loss of livesÂ and property.
The forum said that the crisis in Ette, Igboeze Local Government Area of Enugu state had led to agitation by some of the indigenes to be merged with Kogi state, noting that the situation has degenerated since the Supreme Court declined jurisdiction on the matter as it borders on boundary adjustment.
Ette is made up Igbo,Igalla and Idoma speaking communities and was part of the defunct Eastern region, East Central,Â old Anambra and now Enugu state.
However, in a communique after its quarterly meeting at Enugu Ezike, the forum expressed worry that the crisis had degenerated with the establishment of two â€œrivalâ€ police stations, (one for Kogi and the other for Enugu) in the same area.
The forum however, commended the Enugu state Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime for awarding the
Nsukka-Ibagwa-Enugu Ezike-Ette road and urged him to ensure that the work was not only completed on time but constructed according to international standard.