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Anglican Bishop condemns killings, communal crisis in Ebonyi

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Bishop Udogu

Anglican Bishop of Afikpo Diocese, Ebonyi State, Paul Udogu, has condemned insecurity and communal clashes in some parts of the state.

Rev. Udogu said the church was worried about the recent assassination and wasting of innocent blood in Isu community, Onicha Local Government Area of the state.

Udogu spoke at the Church Cathedral, Afikpo, Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state during his charge at the 6th synod of the church.

He noted that the traditional ruler of Isu community in the state, Ambrose Ogbu was kidnapped six months ago and has not been released till today.

He disclosed that president general of the community, palace secretary of the community and some other prominent members of the community have been assassinated.

“The people of Isu are living in serious fear as many people have migrated to safe areas. Nobody can say exactly what is happening at Isu.

“We call upon the Dave Umahi led Ebonyi State government to use her instruments of power to discover the remote and immediate causes of the Isu trouble and proffer solution to the problem. We also appeal to the perpetrators of this act to lay down their arms and use dialogue to resolve whatever is the problem.

“The Isinkwo – Abaomege crises is still lingering. We are happy that soldiers are stationed there now. However, there is still need for government to proffer a lasting solution and bring reconciliation between the warring communities of  Isinkwo and Abaomege”, the bishop said.

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