By Raymond EKPE, South-south Chief Investigator.
FIVE persons have been reported to have been beheaded and several others including property which monetary value are yet to be ascertained destroyed as bloody communal clash over ownership of expanse of land between Bubuo and Okwabang villages in Boki council of Cross River State. The clash which reports say started on Saturday March 10, 2018 has since dislodged several villages as they fled for their dear lives. Houses were equally burnt down by the blood thirsty warring villagers even as livestock were also not spared. A resident who spoke to our correspondent in his hideout claimed that Okwabang village was gaining upper hand as three of the five beheaded were from Bubuo stressing, “As of Sunday March 11, 2018 the two villages had been deserted as youths from both contending villages freely employed the use of dangerous weapons including guns; not even the presence of the Police deterred them. Meanwhile, the Police public relations officer, Ms Irene Ugbo said palpable peace was being restored to the villages adding that heavily armed anti-riot Policemen had been deployed to keep vigil on the areas.