THE Federal Government through the National Boundary Commission, NBC at weekend, said it was putting modalities in place to ensure proper and lasting demarcation of disputed lands affecting the boundary communities along Ebonyi and Benue states.
It also expressed worries over the wanton destruction of lives and properties along the border communities since the outbreak of violence within the affected areas. The Director-General of the Commission, Dr. Mohammed Ahmed stated this during a Joint Enlightenment Campaign of communities along the Benue/Ebonyi interstate boundary in Ohaukwu and Ebonyi local government areas of the state.
The DG who thanked representatives of both Ebonyi/Benue state governments for accepting to tow the path of peace towards the resolution of the boundary disputes existing between them observed that the lingering disputes were consequent upon the inordinate ambition of some members of the affected communities to amass lands without recourse to instituted laws and authorities. Read more