Communal clashes: Cross River govt sacks Obol Lopon of Nko, clan head of Oyadama

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Takes over ownership of land

 

Cross River State Government has ordered the dethronement and de-certification of the Obol Lopon of Nko, Obol Etim Ayomobi, in Yakurr and the Clan Head of Oyadama, Ovarr Vincent Erena, in Obubra Local Government Areas with immediate effect. 

In a press release signed by the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to Governor Ben Ayade, Mr Linus Obogo, the dethronement and de-certification of the two monarchs and all other traditional rulers in the two warring communities are as a result of the intractable communal clashes.

Both Nko and Oyadama communities have been at war torn over a piece of land.

According to the release, the ownership of the disputed land has been revoked and taken over by the state government for overriding public interest.

Additionally, government has ordered the sustenance of army operation in Nko community until those behind the shooting of the six military personnel are produced or fished out.