10 killed in conflict in Cross River (Graphic Photo)

Ten people have been killed after a conflict broke out between two neighbouring communities in Cross River State.

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CrossRiverWatch reports that the hostilities occurred between the Ediba and Usumutong communities in Abi Local Government Area of the state on Friday, November 18, 2016.

It was gathered that the people of Ediba were the first to launch the attack on the Usumutong people during a burial ceremony and that it triggered another round of fighting between the two communities which have been at war over a piece of land for over a decade.

A resident of one of the communities who spoke to reporters said the war has been ongoing and many youths have reportedly lost their lives in the conflict.

“It is actually a sad situation because the two communities are brothers and sisters. There is no difference between them and they are just killing themselves like that.

It is just animalistic. In this age of civilisation, people are still doing such. Many people have been killed in the crisis which has been ongoing for years.”

The State Security Adviser, Jude Ngaji who confirmed the incident, said security agents have been drafted to the area and normalcy has been restored for the meantime.

“The governor is very livid with this development because great efforts have been made to bring peace to the area.

We had gotten respected leaders of both communities and plans were still on to ensure both communities co-exist peacefully. Then all of a sudden this happens.

There will no longer be any Mr. Nice Guy in dealing with this problem. The big stick will be employed this time to check the problem."

According to another resident, the recent deadly crisis occurred following a fight over a woman between two youths from the neighbouring communities.

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