Osinbajo orders security agencies to restore peace in Yala

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered security agencies to take urgent steps to stop further breakdown of law and order in Yala Local Government of Cross River.

The order followed violence between the Wanikade and Wanihem communities which led to loss of lives and property. This was not the first time both communities clashed over issues of land ownership but the June 27 and 29 clashes appeared to be the most devastating.

Many who fled the clash are currently camped at Efiola-Emokpe community in Oju Local Government Area of Benue State after.

Osinbajo condemned the recent communal conflict in the area, and appealed to both communities to embrace peace.

According to acting President’s Spokesman Laolu Akande, Osinbajo also directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to liaise with the state government toward sending relief materials to affected communities.

 

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