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Communal Clashes: Cross River Govt Sacks Obol Lopon Of Nko, Clan Head Of Oyadama


Takes over ownership of land

Cross River State Government has ordered the dethronement and de-certification of the Obol Lopon of Nko in Yakurr and the Clan Head of Oyadama 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 a result of the intractable communal clashes.

Both Nko and Oyadama communities have been 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According to the release, the ownership of the disputed land has been revoked and taken over by the state government for overriding public interest.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, the government has ordered the sustenance of army operations in Nko community until those behind the shooting of the six military personnel are produced or fished out.

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