The Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz inuwa says the command has deployed its men to Danare border community.
Inuwa, who spoke with newsmen after the meeting with the Danare people shortly after alleged attack by the Cameroonians said, “We have urged them to embrace peace and dialogue while the state and federal governments are doing everything possible to ensure that not an inch of Nigerian soil is surrendered to any foreign country.”
He disclosed that the state police command’s purpose of the visit was to bring down the tension brewing in the area.
Cross River State Governor, Senator Ben Ayade on his part also sent a high-powered delegation to Danare in a bid to de-escalate tension between the community and some neighboring communities in the Republic of Cameroon.
This followed reports of renewed hostilities between the community in Nokia Local Government of the state and their neighbors in Cameroon.
The delegation which was led by the State Security Adviser, Mr Jude Ngaji and the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa met with the leaders of the community, including youth leaders.
Speaking at the meeting with the community leaders, Ngaji assured the people that the governor will seek the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari on the matter as it involves a foreign country.
While urging them to keep the peace and not react to the provocation of the Cameroonians, he said the governor will be swift in finding solutions to their problems.
“This is a border community and the governor will take it to President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that something is done as quickly as possible,” he told the people, disclosing that the state government will soon bring infrastructural development to the area so as to give them a sense of belonging.
Similarly, a member of the state House of Assembly, Hon Itam Abang told the people that the governor had shown interest in the matter that.
“We are working towards restoration of peace in this area and know that our people are not going to be abandoned. That is why we came into the last village to see things for ourselves.
“We want the United Nations to go back and re-delineate and conclude what they started in 2013 because it has not been concluded,” he said.
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