Ebonyi Crisis: Government Orders Deployment of More Security Personnel

By Oketa prosper Ebonyi Government has directed the immediate deployment of more security personnel to quell the renewed intra-communal crisis between Effium and Ezza-Effium indigenes of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the crisis caused by a motor park dispute has led to deaths and displacement of several indigenes with property worth millions of naira destroyed. Mr Uchenna Orji, Commissioner for Information and Orientation made the disclosure on Wednesday while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the state Executive Council meeting. Orji described the renewed crises as unfortunate, noting that the government had taken proactive steps to quell it which yielded positive results. “This renewed crisis led to the attempted burning of a facility belonging to the Ibeto group of companies sited at the area. “The state government has […]


A RE-INVITATION FOR PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE By Sunny Ikechukwu Chukwu INTRODUCTION First, let me make it abundantly clear that I am neither of Effium nor Ezza. I am not even from Ebonyi North at all. I am just a concerned citizen, a private investigator and a merchant of truth. And I do not write to lay blame on anyone. No. Far from it. I am only worried that given the shortness of human memory, if the truth is not told, society may miss the joicy lessons from this bitter crisis and most dangerously, repeat same mistake. My concern is simply to let the world see the clear picture in this matter to enable us arm ourselves against future re-occurence. I have read from various social media platforms, the various versions to the Effium community crisis. Initially, I was uninterested […]