Ikot Akpan Udo crisis: Royal father charges A-Ibom gov
On May 7, 2012 · In News

UYO—THE Akwa Ibom State Governor, Obong Godswill Akpabio, was, yesterday, urged to rebuild Ikot Akpan Udo community in Ikot Abasi Local Government Area, which was destroyed by the Amazaba Andonis of Eastern Obolo Local Government Area during their attack on the community four years ago.

Acting village head of Ikot Akpan Udo, Chief Oscar Abel, who made the appeal, said his citizens had become mendicants in several villages where they were scattered and continued to live as refugees.

Abel said the government should also delineate the Akpan Udo River which rises at Ikot Ekpang in Mkpatenin Local Government Area and courses through Ikot Akpan Udo, Iso Otoyo and Isong Mfon to the Atlantic Ocean, as boundary line between Ikot Abasi and Eastern Obolo councils, noting that his people would never share neighbourhood with the Amazaba Andonis.

The village head said that every settlement on the right bank of the Akpan Udo river should belong to Ikot Abasi council, while settlements on the left bank of the river, after Akpabom, including Ememen, Otunene and Emereoke should belong to the Eastern Obolo council, stressing that this was the only way to achieve peace in the area.

Abel urged the governor to provide cottage industries and educational facilities to offer employment and training to youths of the conurbation.

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