Ikpeazu talks tough on border dispute with Akwa Ibom, IPOB activities

Ikpeazu talks tough on border dispute with Akwa Ibom, IPOB activities

Okezie Ikpeazu, the Abia State governor says his administration will now allow any inch of the state to be taken over by criminals.

He said his government hall resist any agenda by expansionist groups be it from its neighbours in Akwa Ibom or the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Speaking on Wednesday at Akirika Obu Community in Ukwa East LGA over the invasion of the community by some criminal elements, he assured them that every available space in the community will be well policed.

He added that Military personnel will be stationed in the community permanently to ensure safety and protection.

The community was allegedly invaded by a neighbouring community in Akwa Ibom State and suspected IPOB members seeking to establish a base in the community.

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Ikpeazu said his government will take every lawful step to protect it from any form of any unlawful invasion.

He said that the lingering boundary dispute between the Akirika Obu Community and their neighbors in Ika Local Government of Akwa Ibom has been tabled before the National Boundaries Commission and until a final determination is made, Akirika Obu remains in Abia State.

Ikpeazu urged the community to cooperate with the soldiers during their stay and allow them to carry out their primary assignment there.

He warned against using the soldiers for the resolution of civil disputes amongst them, and assured that his administration will continue to provide logistics support to the soldiers to ensure that they have minimum comfort in the area.


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