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Police rescue a 13-year-old girl during a crisis between warring neighbors of Ebonyi and Cross River states.

Police rescue 13-year-old girl during crisis between warring neighbours of Ebonyi and Cross River states

The Cross River State Police Command has rescued a 13-year-old girl, who got lost during the recent crisis between warring neighbours of Ebonyi and Cross River in Obubra LGA.

Spokesperson of the command, DSP Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the development on Wednesday, November 25, said the teen identified as Precious Nwoji, was saved by the police in collaboration with the Chairman of Obubra Local Government Council as well as the Council of Elders.

“The Commissioner of Police Cross River State Police Command, Abdulkadir Jimoh, wishes to expose to the general public that, Miss Precious Nwoji, a 13-year-old female of Ebonyi State origin, was rescued. She was rescued during a violent crisis between the warring neighbors of Ebonyi and Cross River State on 19/11/2020 by Chairman Obubra and the Council of Elders,” she stated.

“The said girl has also been successfully handed over to the Police Headquarters, Diamond Hill, Calabar for onward reunion with her people and she has now been handed over to Ebonyi State Government safely. This success story came as a result of the collaborative efforts of the Commissioners of Police, Cross River State and Ebonyi State counterpart in conjunction with other sister security agencies in bringing lasting peace to the affected areas

“It’s on the above, that the Commissioner of Police enjoins all and sundry including to embrace peace and shun violent approaches for peaceful co-existence. The Command equally urge the warring Communities to allow the National Boundary Commission to conduct their assignment while the two-State Government to rein the people for peaceful co-existence,” she added. 

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