Scores killed in war between Cross River communities, as Army refuses to intervene
Save Our Souls message from an Erei Indigene
“24 hours after a full-blown war broke out in Biase, security agencies yet to respond after several calls.
A full blown war currently ongoing between four communities of Erei clan in Biase LGA of Cross River State.
Countless casualties recorded so far, even as intelligence has it that more mercenaries hired by some of the communities are still flooding the troubled zone.
Without urgent and heavy military intervention, the crisis may escalate and engulf the entire 10 communities that make up the Erei clan.
Almost 24 hours after the crisis was reported to the Nigerian Army HQ, the government of Cross River state, and police authority, yet no military/security response, presence or action.
So far, countless people have been confirmed killed – some beheaded and their heads were taken away.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army 14 Brigade in Ohafia, Abia State, is just about 10 minutes drive from the troubled location in Biase LGA of Cross River state, and I am sure they must have been hearing the gunshots going on there.
Thousands of vulnerable aged men and women, children and others stranded and hiding in bushes and by the riversides urgently need help.
This is really disappointing, to say the least.
I hereby call on well meaning-Nigerians to help us appeal to security agencies, state and federal government to urgently wade in and find a lasting solution to this crisis that has lingered for long now.”