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A-Ibom govt urged to release white paper on communal clashes

By Chioma Onuegbu

Uyo—Akwa Ibom State Government has been urged to release the white paper on the findings of judicial panel of enquiry into the violent communal clash that erupted between Idua Afaha Eduok/Ukpata and Udung Ulo/Using Uso Atai villages in Oron Local Government Area of the state seven years ago.

The member representing Oron state constituency, Effiong Bassey, who raised the matter on the floor of House during, yesterday’s  plenary, expressed worry that the release of white paper on the communal clash was long overdue.

Bassey added that he was touched by the suffering and continued hardship experienced by the innocent victims of the communal crisis.

He added, that of particular interest was that of the displaced people of Udung Okung village of Eyo-Abasi group, who were not involved in the conflict but whose village was the battle field of the communal clash that erupted between 2009 and 2010.

 


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