Gov dethrones two Monarchs over clashes, orders arrest of gunmen that killed 6 Soldiers
Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade has ordered the immediate dethronement and de-certification of the Obol Etim Ayomobi, Obol Lopon of Nko, Etim Ayomobi, in Yakurr, and the Clan Head of Oyadama, Ovarr Vincent Erena, in Obubra Local Government Areas.
The Governor attended a security meeting with security chiefs following the incident that occurred over a land dispute between two communities from the Yakuur and Obubra local governments.
Mr Linus Obogo, the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, announced the sack and de-certification on Tuesday in a press statement.
According to the announcement, the two Monarchs and all other Traditional Rulers in the two warring communities were dethroned and de-certified as a result of the persistent community hostilities.
It was gathered that the Nko and Oyadama communities have been at odds over a plot of land whose ownership has now been revoked and taken over by the Cross River state government for reasons of overriding public interest.
“The ownership of the disputed land has been revoked and taken over by the state government for overriding public interest.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.