Shun communal clashes, NGO urges Ndi Anambra
By Obianuju Azukaego/Chinazo Okoye :
Awka, June 29, 2020 (MOI) Ndi Anambra have been urged to shun communal clashes over land disputes.
Founder President of a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), KAMAC, Mr Chike Amos Ekwughe said this on June 24 while exchanging view with newsmen in Awka.
Ekwughe said that it was disheartening that at the level of civilisation in Anambra State, some indigenes of the state were still ignorantly using of violent means to resolve land disputes; this is no longer fashionable.
He notes: ``the land on which people fight and kill themselves will still remain, while people's precious lives will have been wasted’’.
The president expressed worry at the way some communities resort to violence rather than using peaceful dialogue in resolving such disputes.
Ekwughe, an engineer urged community leaders, where there were land disputes to sensitise their youths that it would be better to adopt dialogue in conflict resolution.
He said that recently, his home town Nibo and their neighbours, Awka and Mbaukwu faced disagreements over their boundaries.
KAMAC president said that he had taken it upon himself to ensure the leaders in his towns adopt peaceful means to resolve the issues, believing that justice would prevail one day.
He, however, enjoined the committee in-charge of disputed land to investigate the matter and pass judgment without fear or favour.
Ekwughe also appealed to the state government to ensure that land disputes were settled amicably to avoid shedding of innocent blood.
According to him, some communities irrespective of the fact that they know the truth still invade other people's land as a result of greed.
Ekwughe, then, admonished those who perpetrate such acts to desist so as to be free from curses.
He described Ndi Anambra as people endowed with wisdom and intelligence; they should not allow irrelevant things to cause problems.
He used the medium to congratulate Gov. Willie Obiano and Ndi Anambra for producing the first and second best JAMB/UTME candidates in 2020.
The president said that Anambra State deserved recognition because ``these exceptionally brilliant children are from the state’’. (MOI)