Many killed in Ebonyi renewed communal crisis
Written by COMFORT 95.1FM on March 10, 2021
No fewer than seven persons were yesterday confirmed killed in a renewed communal war between Ezza- Effium and Effium in Ebonyi State.
Reports say there has been a lingering communal crisis between Ezza-Effium and Effium people since January this year, which resulted in the killing of hundreds of persons and the destruction of property worth millions of Naira.
Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi had summoned and arrested prominent leaders as well as stakeholders of the two communities in a bid to end the killings, but the two warring communities have remained adamant.
Commissioner for Internal Security, border peace, and conflict resolution, Stanley Okoro Emegha confirmed the renewed killings but threatened that the state government will clampdown and rearrest the stakeholders for allowing the war to subsist.
Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Command, CP. Aliyu Garba confirmed the renewed hostilities in Effium community and announced that efforts were ongoing to arrest the situation.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has reiterated his belief that ensuring the education of women and empowering them is an existential issue for Nigeria and the rest of Africa while holding them down means holding their societies down.
Osinbajo, spoke yesterday in a keynote address at a webinar organized by Women In Africa, WIA, in collaboration with the MacArthur Foundation to mark 2021 International Women’s Day.
He said a child of a mother who can read is fifty percent more likely to live past the age of five while each additional school year increases a woman earning by twenty percent, with two-thirds fewer maternal deaths if mothers finish primary school.
He also stressed the need for correcting stereotypes against women in Africa and other developing societies maintain that for many generations, women have fought these manifestations of gender inequality
He stated that the Buhari administration has in most of its programs given priority to women and other vulnerable groups in society.