Urgent Need For Cesation Of Crises Between Izzi And Ikwo Clans In Ebonyi State

By Chief Ali Odefa (National Vice Chairman, PDP Southeast Zone)
Chief Ali Odefa (National Vice Chairman, PDP Southeast Zone)
Chief Ali Odefa (National Vice Chairman, PDP Southeast Zone)
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Southeast is deeply concerned and worried by the reported renewed hostilities between the people of Ikwo and Izzi in Ebonyi State.

We are concerned because Ebonyi State has suffered most devastatingly unwarranted bloodletting in the last few years. From the Crises in the Ngbo Agila axis, Cross River/Ebonyi boundary, Herdsmen massacres and now Izzi/Ikwo crises, we definitely cannot continue like this.

Already, Nigeria is facing serious existential crises occasioned by the failure of Federal Government to rein in terrorists, bandits and insurgents that have combined to unleash terror on hapless Nigerian citizens, the people of Ebonyi State cannot turn the gun on themselves and expect anyone to take them serious or be clapping for them.

We therefore, urge our people in Izzi and Ikwo clans of Ebonyi State to pursue peace rather than allow themselves to become objects of pity amongst the people of the state. Ebonyi State is a blessing and a land flowing with milk and honey- but these can only be harvested in an atmosphere of peace and harmony.

We call on the leaders of the two brotherly clans to immediately rally together and put a stop to the needless altercation that have led to the unfortunate loss of lives and destruction of hard-earned property in the area.

The PDP calls on the government of Ebonyi State to as a matter of urgency eschew politics and squarely work on engendering peace amongst the Izzi and Ikwo clans as well as among all the citizen and residents of the state.

A progressive Ebonyi State is a peaceful Ebonyi State.

Chief Ali Odefa
National Vice Chairman
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Southeast Zone