By Peter Okutu
EBONYI State government, yesterday, described the National Boundary Commission, NBC as a toothless bulldog following its inability to demarcate the disputed land between the people of Igbeagu in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi state and Ukele community in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River state since the outbreak of the crisis several years ago.
The Commission had visited both Ebonyi and Cross River states at the heat of the crisis and even invited the affected communities for dialogue in Abuja, yet it has not been forthcoming towards demarcating the troubled area.
Briefing newsmen in Abakaliki, the state Commissioner for Border, Peace and Internal Security, Hon. Kenneth Ugbala who argued that assuming the NBC and the Federal Government had demarcated the disputed land as at when due, there wouldn’t have been unwarranted records of deaths and destruction of properties from both sides of the divide.