Member representing Ohafia/Arochukwu Federal Constituency, Rep. Uko Nkole has called on the National Boundary Commission to delineate Isu-Biase land boundary to avert further intercommunal conflicts.
Prior to this call, there exist countless intercommunal crisis which has claimed lives and property of Isu community in Arochukwu L.G.A, of Abia State and Biase L.G.A, of Cross River State.
In his speech while flagging off of Relief Materials provided by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Rep. Nkole said delineating the boundary between the two LGAs remains a way to find a lasting and permanent solution to the squabbles.
The Federal Lawmaker said that the flag off is a fallout of a motion he raised in the House of Representatives on the urgent need for President Muhammadu Buhari to deploy the Armed Forces to Isu Beach line boundary Communities in Arochukwu LGA, Abia State to forestall further killings and restore peace and order in the area, hinted that the struggle for peace in Isu Community is on course, pledging his resolve to peruse it to a logical conclusion.
Hon Nkole reiterated that he will continue to liase with relevant bodies so as to put in place necessary steps and measures that will facilitate the process of delineating the boundaries by the National Boundary Commission.
On her part, Reverend Mrs Jemaimah Kalu who represented the Member Representing Abia North and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, assured that he will do everything possible to find a lasting solution to the long boundary dispute between Isu in Arochukwu LGA of Abia State and Biase LGA in Cross River State including liasing with relevant bodies.
Also speaking, the member representing Arochukwu state Constituency in the Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Mike Ukoha, said the Abia State House of Assembly has taken several steps towards resolving the communal clash between the two communities which include setting up a Committee and sending a delegation to Cross River State, expressing satisfaction with the synergy between the Abia House of Assembly and National Assembly in this regard.
Earlier, Head of Operations Owerri NEMA Office, Mr Evans Ugoh, thanked the member representing Arochukwu/Ohafia Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives for attracting the flag off.
He said no amount of relief materials will be enough to cushion the sufferings two communities experience during communal clash, stressing the need for the long inter communal clash to be resolved, adding that going forward,the two LGA chairmen must liase and find a lasting solution to the boundary dispute.
Lending his voice, Secretary Abia State Emergency Management Agency, Mr Sunday Jackson, expressed hope that the flag off relief assistance will mitigate the process of bringing a lasting peace in the area. He added that Abia State is a disaster prone area, begging the Federal government to come to the rescue of the state in the midst of several predictions made regarding disaster while commending the new Director General NEMA Muhammadu Muhammed for a job well done do far.
While appreciating the Hon. Uko Nkole for attracting the relief items, and indigene of Isu Community, Engineer Amarachi Kalu lauded him for the gesture, calling on relevant bodies to find a lasting peace to the two communities.
Abia Pulse News reports that items for the flag off included: bags of Rice,bags of Beans, bags of garri , cartons of noodles, mattress of different sizes, buckets, among others.