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Osinbajo orders security agencies to move into Yala, Cross River

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday ordered security agencies to take urgent steps to avert further breakdown of law and order in Yala Local Government of Cross River.

The order followed violence between the Wanikade and Wanihem communities which led to loss of lives and property.

A statement by his spokesman, Laolu Akande, also directed the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to liaise with the state government towards sending relief materials to affected communities.

Osinbajo condemned the recent communal conflict in the area, and appealed to warring communities to embrace peace to enable government find lasting solution to the crisis.

Wanikade and Wanihem both share boundaries with Benue and have in recent times clashed over issues of land ownership.

The latest between June 27 and June 29 left the community deserted.

Persons displaced by the conflict were currently being camped at Efiola-Emokpe community in Oju Local Government Area of Benue.

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