Govs. Obiano, Wada move to end border skirmishes over oil

Governors Peter Obi of Anambra and Wada of Kogi state exploring peaaceful resolution of outstanding border issues.

Governor Wada (left) and ex-Anambra State governor Peter Obi, exploring peaaceful resolution of outstanding border issues.

24 July 2014, Awka —Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has reached out to his Kogi State counterpart, Mr. Idris Wada, to put an end to the killings and destruction of property in their areas.

Communities in the two states have been locked in clashes over oil discovered in the border between both states.
Obiano, who spoke at a private hospital in Onitsha after visiting victims attacked by gunmen from Kogi State at a fishing community of Aguleri-Otu, Anambra East Local Government Area, said the two state governments would no longer tolerate the ugly situation.

The governor said:  “We are working out a comprehensive strategy and modalities to entrench lasting peace and check excesses of the miscreants.
“The attack has nothing to do with the oil producing area as some people claim, but an aggression by some misguided persons.”

He enjoined Aguleri people to remain calm and not to take laws into their hands as the government was already on top of the situation.
He directed immediate transfer of the victims from the private hospital to Borromew Specialist Hospital in Onitsha for better treatment, assuring that the state government would settle the bills.

– Vanguard
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