The Ebonyi State Authorities, on Monday, decried the killings and destruction of lives and property in Ezza and Effium communities within the Ohaukwu Native Authorities Space of Ebonyi.
The Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) recollects that the disaster between the 2 communities began in January because of a management tussle amongst members of the Nationwide Union of Street Transport Staff (NURTW) within the space.
The disaster had led to the arrest of some political leaders within the two communities by the state authorities by the safety companies.
The state governor, David Umahi, who spoke in Abakaliki earlier than his safety assembly with some stakeholders within the state, stated the killings and disaster weren’t good for a rising financial system.
Umahi urged the communities to embrace peace and dialogue, noting that no significant growth might exist in an environment of conflict.
“What’s going to one profit from killing and destruction of his brother’s property?
“We can’t obtain significant growth with conflict. I urge the individuals to embrace peace and love each other.
“Many homes have been burnt, a number of individuals killed, and property destroyed over an issue that could possibly be avoidable.
“I need to say that we’re one, and we are going to proceed to reside as one,” the governor stated.
Umahi, nevertheless, expressed worries over the way in which some contractors engaged on numerous roads within the areas had stopped work.
In keeping with him, the state authorities is not going to embark on some other venture because of the disaster.
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