Breaking: Enyigba/Enyibichiri: Izzi/Ikwo Elders Meet Over Rift, Order Return of Refugees, Open Linking Obubra Road, Others

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By Amuche Agbo, Abakaliki

Sequel to the traditional oath taking cum prayer covenant summit organized by Elders of Izzi and Ikwo Nnoyo clan in their efforts to permanently restore peace among sister communities of Enyibichiri, Ikwo LGA and Enyigba communities, Abakaliki Council Area, members of
Ikwo Noyo and Izzi Nnodo Elders Peace and Reconciliation Committee has ordered the immediate return of the refugees from both sides to their various homes and opening of all the roads that linked sister clans.

The order was contained in a Communique’ endorsed by the stakeholders of both clans, including, Bishop Chukwuma Monday Nkwoagu, and Eze Fidelis Nwonumara of Izzi clan, Chief Okeagu Ogada and Eze Dominic Alo of Ikwo clan after their general meeting held on Friday, 27th August, 2021 in Abakaliki, the State capital.

According to the communique’, it reads thus:

“That the two clans are ordered never to embark on any act capable of Violating the proclamations of customary oath taking, fasting and prayer covenant.

“That those who abandoned their homes and place of businesses due to the crisis should come back home without fear of any attack or molestation as peace has returned to the area”.

“That all the roads linking Ikwo Nnoyo and Izzi Nnodo should be opened for free flow of people and vehicular movements”.

“That all forms of gun shots including hunters should not be fired anywhere in all the boundaries between Izzi and Ikwo”.

“That the two clans should resume the attendance to their local markets within the areas”.

Continuing: “In a bid to champion the peace initiative, traditional oath had been administered among the two clans on the first and 7th August, 2021 at Iyuna/Mary bridge, the boundary between Izzi Nnodo and Ikwo Noyo”.

“Also, fasting and prayer covenant was taken on the 13th and 14th August, 2021 respectively, at Eketube and Enyibichiri in Ikwo respectively”. It added.