Cross River State governor, Professor Ben Ayade has been commended for restoring normalcy to two warring communities in Boki Local Government Area.
The commendation was made by the Director General of Cross River State Electrification Agency, Dr Jake Otu Enyia.
Enyia, a former member of the state House of Assembly said the governor deserves the commendation given the dispatch with which the drafted soldiers to intervene in the war between Beebo and Okwabang communities in the Easthern axis of Boki LGA.
According to him, the deployment of a detachment of men of the Nigerian army from Edor Army Barracks to the area by the governorwas timely and has led to the restoration of peace in the area
He opined that with the cessation of hostilities, Boki people including traditional rulers, the elite and political class as well as the Boki supreme socio-cultural body, Ochibe Bokyi, should rise in one voice to address the matter identifying both the remote and immediate causes of the dispute with a view to forestall future occurrence.
He urged the people to embrace peaceful co existence to further the course of humanity , and to continue to attract government’s developmental projects.
He said the people should demonstrate the lessons of the season of Lent which harps on forgiveness, love, sharing and giving freely.
“As BOKI Local Government council Chairman between 2004 and 2007, issues of land dispute in this area were amicably resolved by the intervention of the council and traditional rulers.
“May I as well urged His Excellency to set up either an administrative or judicial panel of enquiry to determine the issues at stake with a view to addressing this matter With finality.”
He appealed to the youths as leaders of today and tomorrow to stop inhibiting their future as any life taken by brutish means over a free gift of “our creator Will incur the wrath of God the Almighty. May God touch our hearts and minds to forgive one another.”