President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm in the four communities in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State where some people have reportedly died due to violence which has also left some injured and others displaced.
In a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Tuesday, the President expressed concern over the issue and called for calm and restoration of peace in the affected communities.
He also urged the people to allow law and order to prevail.
“Our communities must be ready to live together in peace since no development can take place in an atmosphere of recurring violence,” he said.
President Buhari, who commended the state government for the steps taken so far towards bringing peace to the areas, also lauded the Cross River State Police Command for speedily mobilising its personnel to the affected communities to contain the crisis.
He urged all stakeholders to cooperate and ensure that lasting peace returns to the affected areas.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that many people were feared killed and hundreds of others displaced when violence broke out in Abanwan, Urugbam, Egbor and Ipene communities occasioned by misunderstanding over the sale of a land.